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RE: [xml-dev] NY Times reference to 'secret coding'

That makes no sense.  Why would MS go to this much trouble and expense,
write the material, then hold back some secret sauce that makes it
impossible to implement risking rejection?

Even I am not that cynical.  The gray lady needs perspective.  I can't
fathom where they will get it from on this event.


From: Ken North [mailto:kennorth@sbcglobal.net] 

 "Microsoft Is Rebuffed by Standards Body"

"Mr. Hintjens said Microsoft will have a hard time winning over countries
opposed its standards bid because to do so, Microsoft would be forced to 
officially put into the public domain the secret coding for many of its 
proprietary document formats that already dominate the global market, like
in its Office software suite."

Are there any documents that can shed some light one this - which parts of
OOXML spec rely on 'secret coding' ?

======== Ken North ===========



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