Thursday, October 13, 2005

Opinion could ODF be nets new

[Opinion] "Could ODF be the Net's new, frictionless document DNA?"

"ODF isn't just for front office productivity applications (word processors, spreadsheets, etc) as has been often implied by the way it is so often tied to (sidebar: it will be supported by other MS-Office substitutes as well; for example solutions from IBM and Corel). There's no reason, for example, that, regardless of what proprietary markup languages the different wiki solution providers use to put a pretty face on Web authoring, that they cannot natively store those documents in the XML-based ODF. Come to think of it, what documents can't be stored in ODF?"