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What's Up, .DOC? ODF, OOXML, and the Revolutionary Implications of XML in Productivity Applications

Burton Group

Industry debate about the relative merits of OpenDocument Format (ODF) and Ecma 376 Office Open XML (OOXML) highlights the significance of the productivity application market shift from binary and proprietary file formats to vendor- and product-independent Extensible Markup Language (XML) models. The competitive stakes are huge, and the related political posturing is sometimes perplexing.

Tags : odf, document, open document format, burton group, xml, ooxml, office open xml, microsoft office
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Published:  Apr 08, 2008
Length:  37
Type:  White Paper