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   RE: [xml-dev] Word 2003 schemas available

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On Tue, 18 Nov 2003, Michael Kay wrote:

> No, space has nothing to do with it. The benefit is that it becomes a
> feasible proposition to extract the information in the document in ways
> that don't depend on the availability of Microsoft software.

that sounds reasonable, however can we be sure Microsoft will not define a
custom binary format for storing XML documents from Office?

> > also, I think lot of people are familar with security
> > loopholes in XML using processing instructions etc... what
> > kind of security loop holes need to be fixed??
> There are no security loopholes in XML, only in the software that you
> use to process it.

Is it not possible to specify some bad processing instructions? I think an
example of a bad processing instruction (that I am thinking of) and why it
is not a problem will help..??

best, murali.


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