[rfc-i] draft-flanagan-rfc-framework-02 composition tools

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Thu Oct 30 15:10:58 PDT 2014



On 10/30/2014 2:56 PM, John Levine wrote:
>>> Developing specifications on a Linux box.
>>
>> For which there have been MS-OOX editors since there has been MS-OOX.
> 
> Having attempted to edit Word-generated OOX documents using
> Libreoffice and Openoffice, I wouldn't recommend it.  Whatever the
> standards may say, the real definition of docx format is "whatever
> Word does."
> 
> The fact that there have been dozens of versions of Word, with two
> rather incompatible ones currently for sale (Word 11 on the Mac
> and Word 13, I think, on Windows) doesn't help.\

And yet that's what the bulk of the world currently uses. They must all
be delusional and ineffective, compared to developing a custom solution.

Joe


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