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Re: Versioning and html[5]

From: Mike Schinkel <w3c-lists@mikeschinkel.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 17:57:55 -0400
Message-ID: <46214E63.8040106@mikeschinkel.com>
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Matthew Raymond wrote:
> Mike Schinkel wrote:
>   
>> Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
>>     
>>> Supporting (office formats), in all its versions, is prohibitively expensive for anyone but Microsoft.
>>>   
>>>       
>> Sorry, although I do support the desire to have formats document, the 
>> statement is patently false. Here are just a few examples:
>>
>>     * http://officewriter.softartisans.com/
>>     * http://www.textcontrol.com/
>>     * http://www.officeocx.com/
>>     * http://www.aspose.com/Products/Aspose.Total/
>>     
>    Judging by the following URL, I suspect their implementations are not
> nearly as complete or accurate as required for a full-featured office
>  suite.
>
> http://www.aspose.com/COMMUNITY/blogs/post.aspx?App=roman.korchagin&y=2004&m=12&d=17&PostID=31719
>
>    OfficeWriter in particular doesn't appear to read Office files at
> all. It simply writes to them. I suspect if I hunted long enough, I'd
> find problems with ASPOSE and Office OCX as well. The complete lack of
> reviews on these products is disturbing.
>   
I wasn't endorsing these products, I was merely pointing out that Håkon  
assertion that only Microsoft can afford to do parsing for Office 
documents was false.

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