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   RE: [xml-dev] SVG and Visio, XML and Office

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Okay, I'm drawing a blank on my searches, so I'll go ahead and ask the
question here:  When MS says it supports "custom XML schemas" are they
talking about W3C XML Schemas or does Word 11 allow for DTDs to be used as

Douglas Rudder     drudder@drugfacts.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@prescod.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 6:34 AM
To: svg-developers@yahoogroups.com; Xml-Dev
Subject: [xml-dev] SVG and Visio, XML and Office

The news sites have not yet picked it up, but at XML 2002 Microsoft 
announced SVG support for Visio and publically demonstrated the various 
Office product's support for various kinds of "OfficeML" (e.g. WordML) 
and arbitrary custom XML schemas. Jean Paoli says: "for those of us who 
have been working to get XML deployed on every desktop for years...we won!"

This is by far the most open and standards-compliant version of MS 
Office in history.

  Paul Prescod

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