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   Re: [xml-dev] Round Tripping XML via low-end version?

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Neil Bradley scripsit:
> The news that the custom schema feature will not be in the low-end version
> of Word 2003 leads to one particular worry. Say I write a Word document that
> includes custom tags, then I send the document to someone else to just edit
> some of the text, not being sure what "version" of Word they have. If they
> have Word-lite, will the custom tags disappear when the load or save the
> document? Will the XML be lost by the time the document gets back to me?
> This is a particular issue for publishers who send articles to external
> authors for corrections.

AFAICT, there are two possibilities: a generic WordML schema used by
default, owned by Microsoft but not publicly documented; alternatively,
your own schema, fully custom, not custom*ized* WordML.

In addition, WordML is by no means the default; that will still be the
Office 9/10 format used today.  So just saying "Save" will not lead to
any kind of interoperability.

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
        --_The Hobbit_


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