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Re: Versioning and html[5]

From: Alexander Graf <a.graf@aetherworld.org>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 00:58:19 +0200
Message-Id: <2D7C0573-F836-4AEF-9FCA-2044F3DF2C42@aetherworld.org>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Mike Schinkel <w3c-lists@mikeschinkel.com>
On 14.04.2007, at 23:57, Mike Schinkel wrote:

>
> 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.

You do realize that all those tools use the Microsoft viewers and  
merely provide an
alternative interface? That also means all those tools only run on  
Windows.

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