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Re: [News] The Criminals From Redmond Sabotage ODF

Erik Funkenbusch wrote:

> On Mon, 11 May 2009 00:46:03 +0200, Peter Köhlmann wrote:
>> Erik Funkenbusch wrote:
>>> On Sat, 09 May 2009 08:34:28 -0500, Matt wrote:
>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>>| The technical details are all on Rob’s blog, but in summary, when
>>>>>| opening an ODF spreadsheet (.ods file) using Office 2007, it simply
>>>>>| removes all existing formulas without telling anything to the user,
>>>>>| leaving only the values in cells (results of formulas evaluation,
>>>>>| previously stored in the document). If a user wants to test the ODF
>>>>>| support in Office, and without giving due attention, save an
>>>>>| existing spreadsheet, will overwrite the document removing all the
>>>>>| formulas (as if you were writing a table). I saw absurdities in
>>>>>| life, but nothing compared to this.
>>>>> `----
>>>>> http://homembit.com/2009/05/microsoft-now-attempt-to-fragment-
>>>> Oh, the standards bodies and antitrust regulators are going to love
>>>> this.  This in itself ought to be worth half a billion in fines.
>>> Sure, just as soon as someone identifies what part of the standard
>>> Microsoft is violating.
>> The part they themselves previously supported maybe?
>> Isn't it mightily nice of them to "import" (for small enough values of
>> "import") ODF spreadsheets, strip away the formulars, don't tell the
>> user anything about them doing so, and then letting the hapless user
>> clobbering the original file because he had no idea that MS was again a
>> bunch of incompetent nitwits, unable to do what everybody else could
>> do?
>> *That* part maybe?
> What's wrong with that?


> The ODF standard specifically says you can do that.

Yes. And MS is the only one doing that

Especially the "not telling users anything" part is real nice of them
Never argue with an idiot.  He brings you down to his level, then beats
you with experience...

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