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Re: accessible streaming

From: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 02:30:08 +0100 (CET)
Message-Id: <200402130130.i1D1U8W3019649@asterix.andreasen.se>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

On 12 Feb, John Foliot - WATS.ca wrote:

> Check out Open Office (www.openoffice.org).  This *free* suite can open MS
> Word docs, and is available for the following platforms:

  Whilst I am both a user of, and an advocate for, the OpenOffice suite,
  I'm afraid the above is only partially true.

  The OpenOffice suit *can* open MS Office documents. However, it can't
  open *all* Word documents. It can also write Word documents, but MS
  Word can't always read them. Of course, *MS Word* can't always open MS
  Word documents, or read documents created with other MS Word versions

  It's a bit of a mess, really. I've had clients who could not open
  their one month old Word documents with a new version of Word.

  I'd claim that the Sec 508 violation's death is grossly exaggerated.
  Distributing a Word document means, basically, that whether or not
  you've got OpenOffice -or- MS Office opening it is uncertain.

 -    Tina Holmboe                    Greytower Technologies
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