Achieving Openness: A Closer Look at ODF and OOXML

Posted by Abe on Jun 18, 2007 6:45 AM EDT
O'Reilly -; By Sam Hiser
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An open, XML-based standard for displaying and storing data files (text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations) offers a new and promising approach to data storage and document exchange among office applications. A comparison of the two XML-based formats–OpenDocument Format ("ODF") and Office Open XML ("OOXML")–across widely accepted "openness" criteria has revealed substantial differences, including the following:

[Note: Excellent review about the differences between ODF & MS OOXML. -Abe]

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