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Re: [xml-dev] Results of Open XML balloting at INCITS

Ken North wrote:

> Seven years ago the mindset of many in this community was that ISO standards are 
> unnecessary and irrelevant. Apparently that is no longer the case.

The key difference is that XML was already a W3C standard. OOXML is not 
yet more than a spec, and I tend to think should not be more than a 
spec. Were it being pushed through the W3C instead of the ISO, I think 
the issues would be much the same.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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