Posts in standards Category

Will CMIS Strike?

The content management world got proposal for a new standard, CMIS, backed by the three giants in this domain. The introduction reminded me something of the Java world, that was supposed to take the content management world by storm. It has progressed to the next version, but it has not become exactly popular. [Continue]

A Different View Of The Web Standards

Molly Holzschlag has been known to hold a different view of standards in the community. She makes it clear in her interview. She says Web Standards are more of recommendations and specifications than enforced standards, and it is quite refreshing to read this amidst the continuous tussle between businesses, developers and people. [Continue]

OOXML Appeals Rejected

ISO and IEC have give the go ahead for OOXML to be published as a standard, refered to as ISO/IEC DIS 29500. There were some appeals against OOXML, however they have been rejected by the standards bodies. Andy Updegrove has the voting results and their intepretation. [Continue]

MS Office To Support ODF

MS Office 2007 will have native support for ODF, meaning much more and beyond the import and export facilities. Microsoft’s OOXML has been already accepted has a standard, so this announcement seemed a little out of place, especially because ODF and PDF get support from Office before OOXML does. It is definitely good from an interoperability perspective, and it is commendable that Microsoft has started to think of path towards its interoperability promise. [Continue]



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