[CentOS] Docx format ?
heller at deepsoft.com
Wed Nov 25 20:48:52 UTC 2009
At Wed, 25 Nov 2009 11:17:13 -0800 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:
> m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> > Yep, as well as .xlsx
> > But, I mean, you know all the *pressing* and Important reasons that M$ had
> > to change the file format....
> FWIW, the new formats are XML based, albeit compressed. in most
> theories, this is a good idea for portability.
> the old file formats were proprietary, complex and full of ugliness from
> 20 years of extensions and variations (.DOC was used by MS Word for
> MSDOS circa 1985). Yes, I know, MS did their own XML 'open' document
> format, not the one everyone else is using, but at least being XML, its
> readily decodable.
The new format is still semi-proprietary. Using XML and ZIP does not
automagically make the format open. If the *meaning* of the XML tags
are not documented, it is not possible to decode the XML file:
<f><g q="t">Hello</g><r x="96"/><g q="t">World</g><y z="3.14159"/></f>
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