No to OOXML!!!

Posted by rijelkentaurus on Jun 27, 2007 9:38 AM EDT
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A petition calling for Microsoft's OOXML "standard" to not be ratified as an ISO standard.

I ask the national members of ISO to vote "NO" in the ballot of ISO DIS 29500 (Office OpenXML or OOXML format) for the following reasons:

1. There is already a standard ISO26300 named Open Document Format (ODF): a dual standard adds costs, uncertainty and confusion to industry, government and citizens; 2. There is no provable implementation of the OOXML specification: Microsoft Office 2007 produces a special version of OOXML, not a file format which complies with the OOXML specification; 3. There is missing information from the specification document, for example how to do a autoSpaceLikeWord95 or useWord97LineBreakRules..........................

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