Final nail in the coffin for the "highlander approach"

by jlundstocholm 23. March 2010 04:06
On January 29th the Danish politicians finally got their acts together and did something about open document formats. After almost 3 years of debate and endless dragging of their feet - a consensus and agreement was finally made on that Friday. The agreement made had this content: For use in the p... [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]

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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Lo(o)sing data the silent way - all the rest of it

by jlundstocholm 15. April 2009 23:32
Ok - this post is going to be soooo different than what I had envisioned. I had prepared documents for "object embedding" and "document protection" but when I started testing them, I soon realized that only Microsoft Office 2007 implemented these features - at least amongst the applications I had ac... [More]

WG4 meetings in Prague

by jlundstocholm 27. March 2009 09:03
Wow – this has been a tough week. I arrived at the hotel here in Prague (I am currently waiting in Prague Airport for my flight back to Copenhagen) at around 21:00. I met Doug in Copenhagen and flew with him to Prague and in the airport we ran into Kimmo. After 15 minutes in my hotel room I ... [More]

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OASIS to JTC1: Bye, bye ...

by jlundstocholm 23. March 2009 17:16
Ever since the hoola about OOXML-approval there has been quite some discontent in the ISO community regarding how ODF TC has fulfilled its obligations after IS26300 approval. A few meetings have taken place to "amend the harsh feelings" and now some preliminary results have been sent to ... [More]

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Post WG4-meetings in Okinawa

by jlundstocholm 3. February 2009 20:53
  Last week (week 4 of 2009) we had the first face-2-face meeting in SC34/WG4 on the Japanese island of Okinawa. Since there is quite a big overlap between the participants of WG4 and those of WG5, the two groups meet at the same time and place to minimize travel costs and time awa... [More]

JTC1/SC34 WG4 appointed Danish expert

by jlundstocholm 28. October 2008 19:57
On Friday, October 24th the Danish mirror-committee to JTC1/SC34 had its bi-monthly meeting. On the agenda was, amongst other things, assignment of participants to the newly created working groups in JTC1/SC34, WG4 and WG5. For those of you not familiar with the establishment of these two gro... [More]

IS 29500 has been sent to ITTF for publication

by jlundstocholm 26. September 2008 19:34
This email just landed in my mailbox this morning: ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 N1080 Final Text for ISO/IEC 29500-1, Information technology -- Document description and processing languages -- Office Open XML File Formats -- Part 1: Fundamentals and Markup Language Reference ... [More]