Re: Word XML
> [Please trim all replies to this overlong message. Also, please remember > these are the product of beta code and very definitely subject to > change, though happily it's a public beta.] > > The raw XML of this document doesn't give much of a feel for the user > interface of Word 2003 or for its custom XML capabilities, but it does > give a clear picture of the information Word 2003 provides, complete > with a small bit of custom vocabulary usage. [SNIP] > If I save the document with all the WordML, I get a much more verbose > version, which follows. Note in particular the ns0:document and > ns0:hilite elements. > > ------------------------------------------------------------------ > <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?> > <?mso-application progid="Word.Document"?> [BEEEEG SNEEP] This is just atrocious. For a comparison, see the OpenOffice.org format, which, while still a bit quirky, is perfectly readable, and available fodder for simple tools: http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think15/ Also worth noting that on the OO XML format TC, we're hoping to stanrdardize a format that is good markup, and also suits the needs of WP software developers. http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/office/ -- Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc. http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com Universal Business Language (UBL) - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/l ibrary/x-think16.html EXSLT by example - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-exslt.html The worry about program wizards - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=7238 Use rdf:about and rdf:ID effectively in RDF/XML - http://www-106.ibm.com/develo perworks/xml/library/x-tiprdfai.html Keep context straight in XSLT - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/libra ry/x-tipcurrent.html Python Generators + DOM - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/01/08/py-xml.html Using SAX for Proper XML Output - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/03/12/py-xml.ht ml SAX filters for flexible processing - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml /library/x-tipsaxflex.html
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