Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jun 2008 21:09 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Features, Office The battle between the OpenDocument Format and Microsoft's Open Office XML was long, and here and there rather nasty, but it appears as if we finally have a winner. The company behind OOXML already conceded by announcing it would implement support for ODF in Office 2007 SP2, but now it has also said it quite literally: ODF has won.
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"Full" compliance
by sappyvcv on Fri 20th Jun 2008 13:44 UTC
sappyvcv
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2005-07-06

I would like to point out to those of you saying Microsoft won't implement full compliance: NO application has full compliance/support for ODF. Not a single one.

http://www.opendocumentfellowship.com/applications

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RE: "Full" compliance
by lemur2 on Fri 20th Jun 2008 14:36 in reply to ""Full" compliance"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I would like to point out to those of you saying Microsoft won't implement full compliance: NO application has full compliance/support for ODF. Not a single one.

http://www.opendocumentfellowship.com/applications


Yes, that is correct ... the ODF format has more power & flexibility than any current application implements. However, if MS Office can achieve 4 stars like many other suites can, meaning "Works well even on complex documents" ... everyone will benefit.

BTW: so much for those Microsoft fans who tried to claim during the "great format debates" that OpenDocument was "just OpenOffice.org's format".

Edited 2008-06-20 14:42 UTC

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RE[2]: "Full" compliance
by sappyvcv on Fri 20th Jun 2008 15:37 in reply to "RE: "Full" compliance"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, they should certainly shoot for 4 stars.

Though how automated are the tests? Is it possible for biases to come into play when evaluating? Because if it is, you know it will happen.

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