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> [Please trim all replies to this overlong message. Also, please remember
> these are the product of beta code and very definitely subject to
> change, though happily it's a public beta.]
> The raw XML of this document doesn't give much of a feel for the user
> interface of Word 2003 or for its custom XML capabilities, but it does
> give a clear picture of the information Word 2003 provides, complete
> with a small bit of custom vocabulary usage.
> If I save the document with all the WordML, I get a much more verbose
> version, which follows. Note in particular the ns0:document and
> ns0:hilite elements.
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
> <?mso-application progid="Word.Document"?>
This is just atrocious. For a comparison, see the OpenOffice.org format,
which, while still a bit quirky, is perfectly readable, and available fodder
for simple tools:
Also worth noting that on the OO XML format TC, we're hoping to stanrdardize a
format that is good markup, and also suits the needs of WP software developers.
Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com
Universal Business Language (UBL) - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/l
EXSLT by example - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-exslt.html
The worry about program wizards - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=7238
Use rdf:about and rdf:ID effectively in RDF/XML - http://www-106.ibm.com/develo
Keep context straight in XSLT - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/libra
Python Generators + DOM - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/01/08/py-xml.html
Using SAX for Proper XML Output - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/03/12/py-xml.ht
SAX filters for flexible processing - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml
- Word XML
- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>