__/ [ Michael B. Trausch ] on Wednesday 24 May 2006 22:13 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote in <8933476.DY3Jdlu28x@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on Wed, May
> 24 2006 09:10:
>> The geek who took on Microsoft
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | The mild-mannered CIO of Massachusetts sparked a standards debate when
>> | he made it policy that state workers use open-standard formats.
>> | (FORTUNE Magazine) - In the early morning hours of May 3, a dramatic
>> | piece of news out of Geneva began caroming through the online world: At
>> | long last, Microsoft's lock on the $9 billion office-application
>> | business was facing a challenge.
> The great thing about ODF is that the format is fully documented, and a
> quick Google search will bring up the details for the format, so as to
> allow people to implement it at will. Pretty good, if you ask me.
> - Mike
ODF reminds me a great deal of HTML and cascading style sheets. It is also
structured in a similar fashion and has similar advantages and merits such
as customisation in modification. I suppose that document styles would
somehow cater for the notion of media and enable you to get better
versatility, or even good Web integration, in due time.
Roy S. Schestowitz
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