Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Apr 2008 17:54 UTC, submitted by Almafeta
Features, Office "Microsoft's embattled Office Open XML document format received ISO fast-track approval after receiving support from approximately 86 percent of the national bodies that participated in the vote. ISO approval will be broadly perceived as a sign of validation for the document format which has received widespread criticism from technical experts and standards advocacy groups."
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RE: WHat!?
by ichi on Thu 3rd Apr 2008 18:34 UTC in reply to "WHat!?"
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Office Open XML (as specified by Ecma 376) is the default Microsoft Office 2007 format.

MSOffice 2007 docx format adds undocumented extensions to the Ecma 376 OOXML. As such I don't think it can really be considered compliant, let alone being a reference implementation (which leaves us with 0 of those).

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