Thursday, June 02, 2005


MS Office to do the XML thing

The 'Between the Lines' blog reports that Office 12 (due mid 2006) will use the .XML file format as its default format. It seems the recent healing of the Sun/Microsoft wound is paying off. Apparently, MS Office will use the XML File Format which may be adopted as the OASIS Open Document Format . A MS official is quoted as saying the value of the MS products is in the user experience, not in the file format. Freeing the data from the application is a very good thing.

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