[rfc-i] re: new MS Word template

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Sat Nov 6 22:09:24 PST 2004

John C Klensin wrote:
> --On Saturday, 06 November, 2004 18:43 -0500 Dave Crocker
> <dhc2 at dcrocker.net> wrote:
>>> (2) I think that, with the advent of Word 2003 and its
>>> near-XML output capability the right way to do things going
>>> forward probably involves building appropriate style sheets
>>> and a Word-MS- XML to RFC 2629bis translator.  
>>yeah.  that would definitely be nice... for those using recent 
>>versions of word.
> Dave, part of what I was trying to suggest is that it would not
> be very hard to set up, on an appropriate server somewhere, a
> recent version of Word that could be scripted to suck in older
> Word files and return the MS-XML.  I certainly know about the
> "recent versions of Word", problem: most of my machines are
> still on older ones and likely to remain so.
>    john

That sort of transformation is dependent on the paragraph tags used; it 
would definitely be specific to the template used, in this case. That 
sort of transform is on the 'to do list' once the Word template is 
brought up-to-date.

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