Where the heck did August go? A few links from the last month ...
Open XML SDK V2. The first CTP of V2 of the Open XML SDK is now available for download. Eric White has all the details, including descriptions of the new features and before/after code examples showing how the strongly typed DOM can simplify Open XML development. This release also includes several handy tools to streamline Open XML development:
Entry-level version of XMLSpy. Alexander Falk announced the launch of the new Standard Edition of XMLSpy, which offers the most frequently used XML editing features of XMLSpy in a low-cost alternative. You can find a detailed feature comparison here, and ordering/pricing information here.
Custom XML markup in practice. While I was on vacation last month, Rick Jelliffe took a look at Wrapping with foreign elements in Word 2007 and OpenOffice Writer.
Does the new Open XML SDK V2 have the SpreadsheetML API in it?
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This document reflector sounds like a nice thing to add to PHPExcel too... Thanks for the tip! :-)
Yes, Gumbatman, the high-level DOM for SpreadsheetML is included in this release. So, for example, you could do a query like the one Eric White shows for paragraphs, but do it for cells in a spreadsheet.
Maarten, that would be awesome if PHPExcel had something like that. PHP noobs like me would find it very handy. :-)