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   Re: [xml-dev] Common Word Processing Format

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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

> What I am on about here is what is the common core?

I think this misses what is going on. I think what is happening is not 
what is the best format, but what is /currently/ the easiest way to 
author documents.

Authoring MSWord or OOWrite docs is most definitely not the best way to 
create a set of coherent, standardized and usable documents for an 
entity/organization/corporation. But it the easiest for the slightly 
computer savvy. One-off docs that satisfy the authors style whim and 
discretion, sure, but not the larger group. Corporate blogs approach 
something that could be cool, but are seriously limited.

Since no one has created (or had the marketing force to 
explain/advertise...) a simple interface for users and been able to 
extol the virtues of why something is better than MSOffice/OO, we will 
be stuck in a slow evolution.



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