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   Re: [xml-dev] Common Word Processing Format

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Well ecmascript DOM and CSS have been standardised, I think that hits
a large bit of the macro needs. behaviors are in some way under

I would think that the office application most discardable/replacable
by some confluence of HTML and associated standards would be Slideshow

Followed by Word Processor

Followed by what?

On 11/29/05, Peter Hunsberger <peter.hunsberger@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/29/05, Bullard, Claude L (Len) <len.bullard@intergraph.com> wrote:
> > Spy Vs Spy aside for the moment, and following the thought experiment at Tim
> > Bray's blog:
> >
> > How much of a common word processing format subset is represented by HTML?
> > How much isn't?  How much could be added by namespaced behaviors?
> >
> > IOW, don't we have one of these?
> Interesting question.  Early in my career I spent a lot of time with
> SGML.  Given that the target in those days was document publishing I
> don't think there where many constructs missing that Word it it's kin
> would possess with the exception of behaviours.  When HTML came along
> I was first surprised that so many of the SGML constructs had made it
> into the spec. but there where also times when I found things missing
> that I sort of wanted.
> How much is missing?  I bet I have an IBM SGML reference card in my
> attic somewhere, building the feature checklist would be easy...
> However, the need for macros and behaviours would be all new (to
> standardised HTML), so although it might be a good starting point, I
> somehow doubt that it's the end point?  I suspect you're still going
> to have some battles to win before any new standard emerges.
> <snip/>
> --
> Peter Hunsberger
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