December 27, 2007
The Deprecated â€œSmoke Screenâ€ of MS Office Open XML (OOXML)
Author: JT Smith
In an effort to win quick converts to its bid to have Microsoft Open Office XML (MOOXML) accepted as an ISO standard, Microsoft is deprecating parts of its widely-criticized MOOXML. But whatever the new Microsoft OOXML file format with deprecated parts will eventually look like (if such a format ever appears in an actual application), these cosmetic changes donÃ¢â¬â¢t really make a difference for Microsoft or the world.