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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: OOXML
Date Sat, 02 Aug 2014 15:57:04 GMT
On 2 August 2014 17:06, Louis Suárez-Potts <luispo@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> > On 2014-08-02, at 10:24, Alexandro Colorado <jza@oooes.org> wrote:
> >
> > The Support that is done is to receieve OOXML not to produce them, the
> > discussion issue would be to support legacy formats like .doc or .xls.
> >
> > I still dont see a point to generate OOXML and most people dont care
> > as long as they can send in office native formats.
> >
> > I never heard someone saying, please send it on docx, your doc is a
> > closed binary format.
>
> Actually, I have. But it also matters on mobile, as well as, I'd guess,
> for some developing processes for batch conversion of documents. Finally,
> it's not evident to me that refusing to develop to what is likely to become
> the major desktop document format globally—alas—is a good strategy that
> would lead to the adoption of OO. Rather, it seems it would only help those
> applications that do (express) both ODF *and* .docx well.
>

Please dont forget, the computer business have always had 2 types of
standard the official one and the de facto one.

For those to young to remember, tcp/ip is not an official standard (OSI
was) but something a number of companies decided to promote, I see docx in
the same light.

rgds
jan I

>
> louis
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