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Re: Versioning and html[5]

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 00:57:42 +0200
Message-ID: <17953.23654.131764.104244@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Mike Schinkel <w3c-lists@mikeschinkel.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Also sprach Mike Schinkel:

 > >>> 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

 > 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.

How is my assertion false? Which of the above products you listed
above can parse and display all doc-files correctly?

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Saturday, 14 April 2007 22:58:04 UTC

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