[odf-discuss] OOo OOXML filters
carlos.lst at eldiabloenlosdetalles.net
Mon Dec 11 18:27:17 EST 2006
On Mon, 2006-12-11 at 23:18 +0000, Alex Hudson wrote:
> Carlos Moffat wrote:
> > I see. That's interesting, as I thought OOXML was a completely different
> > animal from the previous (binary formats). That is, I thought
> > feature-wise OOXML was a close cousin, of course, but that their guts
> > were quite different.
> The guts are almost completely different, but the guts is a matter of
> parsing. The actual structure and logic of interpreting the data is very
> similar, apparently, modulo some of the novel features in OXML (e.g.,
> their packaging/linking system).
> It would be interesting for someone in the know to do a proper
> comparison - e.g., does the string externing in the spreadsheet format
> have a binary cousin? (It's not very "XML", but the speed argument was
> pretty compelling).
> > I believe you! I just don't get the animosity against Novell on this
> > one. They're basically doing a job that needs to be done anyways.
> Well, indeed.
> Michael Meek's response is worth reading:
That was an interesting read. Novell is even hiring people for this.
Geesh, what a bunch of FOSS haters.
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