Microsoft Office 2010 CTP1 TODO-list (Teaser)

by jlundstocholm 21. October 2009 23:18
It seems about time somebody wrote a bit about how Microsoft has chosen to implement ISO/IEC 29500:2008, aka OOXML. As you might know, Microsoft claims that Microsoft Office 2010 will implement “29500” in Transitional (T) sense. As far as my tests have shown (and they are in no way a com... [More]

Denmark votes "yes" on IS29500 COR1 and FPDAM1

by jlundstocholm 2. October 2009 00:36
I know it has been a couple of weeks, but I just wanted to share current development with you. On September 7th (in Danish), the Danish mirror committee to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC34 met at Danish Standards in Charlottenlund. On the agenda was, amongst other things, processing of documents under ballot. The... [More]

Danish Competition Authority suggests: Use ODF in public sector!

by jlundstocholm 12. August 2009 22:49
Get the information straight from the horse's mouth from DCA website. If you are not speaking Danish, Google will do a rough translation for you. I'll update this article shortly ... ... oh ... and I almost forgot ... they suggested using OOXML as well.

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Norway mandates PDF and ODF as exchange-formats

by jlundstocholm 2. July 2009 21:29
Norway has mandated use of PDF and/or ODF as document exchange formats. The baseline reference list of approved standards and formats has been released in a "version 2.0"-edition where, amongst other things, ODF has been approved in edition 1.1. An abstract of the text is 3.2.2 ... [More]

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Microsoft-stacking in WG4

by jlundstocholm 25. June 2009 18:03
Traditionally, for every meeting we have in WG4, some conspiracy-theory is born on how much money the delegates received from Microsoft, how many sports-cars we each got from Microsoft or how we each had a Microsoft employee sitting on our laps dictating what we should say. So, I thought I... [More]

Re-introducing on/off-values to ST-OnOff in OOXML Part 4

by jlundstocholm 23. June 2009 18:57
At this very moment we are discussing re-introducing the values on/off to the simple type ST_OnOff in the transitional part of OOXML. Background: Some countries (including Denmark and UK) argued during the DIS29500-process that the enumeration values "on" and "off&q... [More]

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WG4-meetings in Copenhagen

by jlundstocholm 22. June 2009 22:08
So ... everyone on the "who's who" list of OOXML maintenance is in Copenhagen eagerly working our way through a zillion defect reports and proposals for IS29500. The pace varies from hour to hour, but it is almost all of it quite interesting (cough!). We have quite a busy schedu... [More]

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Extending OOXML

by jlundstocholm 30. April 2009 20:26
This article will have to topics - one about extending OOXML using the built-in extension mechanisms and one about extending OOXML itself. Using built-in mechanisms As I have written about earlier OOXML has a (fun) part containing mechanisms for extending OOXML with vendor/domain-specific ex... [More]

Markup compatibility and extensibility (MCE)

by jlundstocholm 17. April 2009 05:36
Part 3 of ISO/IEC 29500 is the fun part and if you haven’t read it yet, you really should do so – especially if you are thinking about implementing an IS29500-document consumer. Part 3 basically consists of two distinct areas – one that deals with compatibility and one that deals w... [More]

IBM: Thumbs up for OOXML!

by jlundstocholm 16. April 2009 23:32
Today news broke that ANSI (the US national standardisation guys) recently voted on the subject of approving OOXML as an "American National Standard". The text of the ballot was: Approval to Adopt the International Standards listed below as American National Standards: ... [More]