Excel 2010 (Microsoft Office 2010 CTP TO-do list (01)

by jlundstocholm 3. November 2009 18:11
I have been looking at how Excel 2010 has implemented various features using ISO/IEC 29500-4:2008 - also known as "OOXML Transitional". Background: ISO/IEC comes in two variants, a "transitional" (T) and a "strict (S). Transitional is the one containing all the legacy stuff such as VML, legacy dig... [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]

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]

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]

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]

Losing data the silent way - ISO8601-dates

by jlundstocholm 11. April 2009 23:52
In Prague we spent quite some time discussing how to deal with the fact that applications supporting ECMA-376 1st Ed. not necessarily support ISO/IEC 29500:2008 strict as well. Our talks revolved primarily around how major implementations dealt with the modified functionality of the elements <c... [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]

Day one of IS29500?

by jlundstocholm 15. September 2008 22:45
On August 15th 2008 ISO/IEC gave their "Go ahead" on the appeal against the IS29500-approval and the process leading to it. The decision was covered almost everywhere and the phrase that caused the most speculation was this: According to the ISO/IEC rules, DIS 29500 can now proc... [More]

Should the appeals stop all work on IS 29500?

by jlundstocholm 13. June 2008 17:18
Well, you tell me. All kinds or rumours are circulating amongst SC34-members of what the consequences of the appeals of approval of IS 29500 could be. The latest rumours are dwelving on the possibe outcome that all work on IS 29500 will be suspended until appeals are sorted out. These rumour... [More]