August, 2006

Doug Mahugh

Microsoft Interoperability Team
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    Baker & McKenzie paper on Open XML

    Baker & McKenzie's London office has pubished a paper on the Open XML formats and the Ecma standardization process. It's more about the legal and procedural aspects than the technical details, and it includes a plain-English overview of how the Covenant Not to Sue (CNS) works for the Open XML file formats. As they point out, "Microsoft has chosen to adopt a much more permissive stance to the use of its patent rights than that required under the Ecma Code." Brian Jones posted some additional...
  • Doug Mahugh

    Xlinq and WordprocessingML

    Last month I attended a meeting where Eric White described a really cool way he has been using the new Xlinq technology to iterate through sections of a WordprocessingML document and extract code snippets to be compiled and run for test cases. Xlinq provides the ability to do SQL-style queries on the contents of XML documents, which can really simplify the task of extracting nodes from a complex document. I attended the meeting because my wife Megan works on Eric's team and she had told me about...
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