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Subject: Re: [office] Possible teleconference with Burton


I created a login so I could download and read the origin report.

I find it deeply amusing that the author of the report did not seem to 
notice that OOXML does not define a mapping from legacy files to its XML 
format. Hmmm, I guess that means that "...everyone [will do] what right 
in his own eyes. Judges 21:25 In other words, there will be no one DOCX 
representation of Word 97 files but as many as people who decide to 
write mappings from Word 97 to DOCX. Some of them will be pretty close 
to each other but without a "standard" I rather doubt they are all going 
to be the same.

Hope you are having a great day!


Carol Geyer wrote:
> OASIS has been in contact with Burton Group concerning their report, "What's Up
> Doc?"--as has IBM, ODF Alliance, Sun, and others.
> As a result, Burton analyst, Guy Creese, has published a blog post entitled,
> "Some Counterpoint to Our ODF/OOXML Report."
> (http://ccsblog.burtongroup.com/collaboration_and_content/2008/01/counterpoint-
> to.html). Creese notes that Burton plans to update the report in the next
> quarter "...with an eye to (1) accepting or rebutting arguments made by others,
> (2) taking into account the result of the ISO vote, and (3) clarifying points
> that people misunderstood or misinterpreted." 
> Since that update would be several months away, Burton has also agreed to
> participate in a public teleconference with OASIS to discuss errors,
> allegations, and bias in their report.
> I am working now to schedule this teleconference, which will likely take place
> the week of 4 Feb. I'll send more details soon.
> Regards,
> Carol
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Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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