January, 2009

Doug Mahugh

Microsoft Interoperability Team
  • Doug Mahugh

    ECMA-376 Implementation Notes for Office 2007 SP2

    Today we've published another set of document-format implementation notes, this time for the ECMA-376 1st Edition implementation in Office 2007 SP2. As with the ODF 1.1 implementation notes we published in December, the goal of publishing these notes is to help other implementers improve interoperability with Office, by transparently documenting the details of our implementation. To get to the ECMA-376 implementer notes, go to the DII home page and click on Reference and then select ECMA-376 1st...
  • Doug Mahugh

    Interoperability Challenges

    I've started testing interoperability between various document-format implementations, and have found some interesting results. There are some very comprehensive tests of document format interoperability beginning to emerge (see the University of Illinois study mentioned below, for example), but the things I've been doing are pretty informal: create a document, type something into it, do a little formatting, and save it. Even though these documents are very simple, I've run into some interesting...
  • Doug Mahugh

    Is it too late to say Happy New Year?

    Man, it's already the second week of 2009. Where does the time go? Here are a few links to posts and articles I've come across over the end of the holiday season and the start of the new year ... Package Explorer learns a new vocabulary. Wouter Van Vugt finally got some time off over the holidays, and spent it writing code. He's like that. The result is a new version of Package Explorer . The biggest new feature in this version is the "packaging vocabulary" concept: an XML-based representation...
  • Doug Mahugh

    Off to Okinawa

    I'm at Sea-Tac waiting to board my flight to the WG4/WG5 meetings in Okinawa this week, and decided to do a quick blog post while I have a few minutes. I'll be attending the meetings with the Ecma delegation, and I see that Jesper Lund Stocholm will be there representing Denmark, and Alex Brown of the UK has already arrived in Okinawa and started snapping pretty pictures . Here are two links to blog posts of interests from the last few days: Zeyad has another great post on Brian's blog,...
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