[odf-discuss] News on MS pluggin
zander at kde.org
Sun Oct 15 18:33:24 EDT 2006
On Sunday 15 October 2006 23:57, marbux wrote:
> To this layman without access to the code, it would seem to make most sense
> were OOXML written and read from the same interfaces in the apps that the
> apps use to read and write the binary formats. But my understanding is
> otherwise, that a conversion to and from the binary formats is involved.
A strangly relevant blog from Rob Weir just came to my attention and it goes
into how MOOX uses bitfields in the fileformat.
This reads to me that the xml really is just the binary format but with in an
The question if MS converts to a binary format on loading, or not is not that
relevant (although it would explain a thing or two) really, as the simple
convertion from moox-to-odf has problems exactly because of such definitions
in the format.
As Marbux indeed wrote a couple of mails back.
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