Last week we held the 5th face-to-face meeting of Ecma TC45, and this time it was hosted by Microsoft. It was nice being able to stay out here in Redmond for once <g/>. At the meeting, we all agreed to make working draft 1.4 publicly available, which is awesome news. You can now get the latest draft from here: http://www.ecma-international.org/news/TC45_current_work/TC45_available_docs.htm
Some key things to note in this new draft are:
You'll also see that all 5 parts are available as .docx files again. With the 1.3 draft the .docx files followed the 1.3 version of the format, and was also supported by Beta 2 of Office 2007. These new documents follow the 1.4 version of the spec, and are not supported by Beta 2. There have been a number of changes made to the spec over the past 4-5 months, and that's why they won't open in Beta 2.
I was supposed to be taking the day off today, but I really wanted to make sure to let everyone know about the updated spec as soon as it was posted. Time to get back to my day off… :-)