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   RE: [xml-dev] InfoPath, OpenOffice, XForms (Was: Low-end Office 1 1 won

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clbullar@ingr.com (Bullard, Claude L (Len)) writes:
>So after everyone gets their licks in on MS, perhaps with some 
>more information, we can make some sensible suggestions about 
>which of these capabilities belong in the upper-tier products 
>and which should come with Office for any user.

Without more information, there isn't much use talking.  I wasn't one of
the folks who swooned for InfoPath, but at least the separation of that
product from the more ordinary suite is just about product removal, and
a new product at that.  

Even for those of us who have been playing with the beta, it's harder to
tell what this means:
Professional-level functionality includes additional solution
capabilities requested by customers, such as Information Rights
Management (IRM)[1] content creation and authoring, support for
Customer-defined XML[2], and Excel List Control.[3]

[2] Customer-defined XML schema: A schema is a set of rules, typically
written as a file in the XSD language that describes the structure that
an XML document is required to follow. With customer-defined XML
schemas, customers can choose which schema is most appropriate to their
data, project, organization or industry and apply it to their documents
or create solutions based on those documents.


Everyone's talking about Word, but that's pretty general - it seems
unlikely that Microsoft means this beyond Word, but Excel and even
Access have features like that.

As I said, without details there's little point in the conversation, so
I'll shut up now. :-)

Simon St.Laurent
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Errors, errors, all fall down!
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