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Re: Versioning and html[5]

From: Alexander Graf <a.graf@aetherworld.org>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 02:26:06 +0200
Message-Id: <D3038652-40FF-47B4-B1B9-6B8EE7782DB6@aetherworld.org>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Mike Schinkel <w3c-lists@mikeschinkel.com>

On 15.04.2007, at 02:04, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> Alexander Graf wrote:
>> 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.
> Do you realize your assertion is false as well? For example:

No, actually I don't.

> *Aspose.Word: * Aspose.Words enables .NET ....

> *TxText:* TX Text Control .NET

It's news to me that .NET runs on platforms such as Mac OS X, Linux,  
BSD, ... and
even if they would be able to work under Mono, they still require  
Windows (according
to the developers and the product websites).

And the Aspose.Word / Aspose.PowerPoint Java applications also  
require Windows.

> And as I said, those were only a few.  Here is a Java open-source  
> project: [1] [1] http://jakarta.apache.org/poi/

Which doesn't read Microsoft Word files...

> My assertion stands; it economically possible for people to reverse  
> engineer Microsoft's formats.

My and Håkon's assertion stands. It's not economically possible for  
people to reverse
engineer Office formats. Especially not with that OLE container stuff.

Received on Sunday, 15 April 2007 00:27:19 UTC

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