[odf-discuss] OOXML: Brazil Says NO

Lars Noodén lars at umich.edu
Fri Aug 24 07:38:11 EDT 2007

"OOXML: Brazil Says NO"

	"It is incomplete (does not provide mappings with
	legacy standards, since compatibility is OOXML goal), too
	long (6000+ pages), fully tied to a single product, uses
	deprecated substandards, promotes bad practices (embedded
	binary objects), has clear proprietary hooks (like
	“formatAsWord95″ XML tags), reinvents the wheel all around
	(date and color formats etc), and most of all does not have
	a standards-grade look and feel required for a universal and
	(virtually) eternal document format (doesn’t have to be perfect,
	but can’t be that imperfect)."

It's looking more and more clear that when the dust finally settles,
Emca might find a new position in the order of things.


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