Moving towards OOXML(S) (update)

by jlundstocholm 31. May 2010 18:01
Some time ago I wrote about some of the enhancements of Microsoft Office in terms of how far they have made it in implementing the content of the conformance profile "Strict" or "<S>". As you might recall, I made a run-through of a list of feature areas and marked each with either a green, yel... [More]

Correct according to spec or implementation?

by jlundstocholm 22. April 2010 00:52
In the recent SC34 WG4-meeting in Stockholm, validators quickly became the talk of the town - so to speak. As I am sure you all know, Alex Brown made the office-o-tron some time ago - a validator targeting both ODF and OOXML in their ISO-editions. A few weeks ago I myself made a validator - but mine... [More]

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]

Moving towards OOXML(S)

by jlundstocholm 15. February 2010 15:00
Some time ago I wrote a bit about what Microsoft Office had managed to get into Microsoft Office 2010 CTP1 (or, I wrote about the stuff I had tested). As you might recall, the results were rather slim, so I wrote to Microsoft to hear, if that was really it. It has been the fear of many that Microsof... [More]

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta, ODF and leap-year-bug

by jlundstocholm 5. February 2010 23:45
Some time ago I did some tests of Excel in Microsoft Office 2010 (CTP). The test was around OOXML - but test of ODF-support was missing. One of the things ODF is missing but is in OOXML is the leap-year-bug ... although most of propably don't miss it all that much. The leap-year-bug is the good ol'... [More]

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]

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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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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