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RE: Versioning and html[5]

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 01:45:31 +0200
Message-ID: <17950.50331.88794.256619@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Also sprach Chris Wilson:

 > >Exactly this has already
 > >happened with Office document formats, it's a repeating pattern.
 > 
 > Sorry, I'm not registering how you're using Office formats as an
 > example. Office formats are now thoroughly documented, with an open
 > standard describing them.

Office formats are far from being documented -- e.g., there is no
publically available specification for the "doc"-formats. Supporting
it, in all its versions, is prohibitively expensive for anyone but
Microsoft.

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Thursday, 12 April 2007 23:45:30 UTC

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