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Re: [SLE] OpenOffice 2 beta woes in 9.3
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 02:47:18 +0200
  • Message-id: <200505060247.18224.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 06 May 2005 01:09, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> I don't get it. The format used by OO 1 is open, xml based. The *.sxw is
> documented. The even older format used by star office was not so "open".
>
> Both .sxw an .odt files are said by "file" to be "Zip archive data, at
> least v2.0 to extract". Old staroffice files (.sdw) are said to be
> "Microsoft Office Document".
>
> Why the extension change? Both are XML files ziped in a single archive.

Bexause the new format is the OASIS standard, official, and supported by other
office suites already. The older format, while open, was not a standard. The
new is.


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