Will you be my friend too?

by jlundstocholm 15. September 2010 12:38
The other day I noticed that the traffic on my blog had increased dramatically. I couldn’t really understand why (I have not written anything substantial in quite some time) – all I could see was that the majority of the visitors originated from Google. The search results were mainly &ld... [More]

Moving towards OOXML(S) (update)

by jlundstocholm 31. May 2010 18:01
Some time ago I wrote about some of the enhancements of Microsoft Office in terms of how far they have made it in implementing the content of the conformance profile "Strict" or "<S>". As you might recall, I made a run-through of a list of feature areas and marked each with either a green, yel... [More]

Correct according to spec or implementation?

by jlundstocholm 22. April 2010 00:52
In the recent SC34 WG4-meeting in Stockholm, validators quickly became the talk of the town - so to speak. As I am sure you all know, Alex Brown made the office-o-tron some time ago - a validator targeting both ODF and OOXML in their ISO-editions. A few weeks ago I myself made a validator - but mine... [More]

Validating OOXML documents

by jlundstocholm 1. April 2010 21:37
The question of “is this a valid document?” is tricky. At the end of the day it comes down to the description in the conformance clauses of the specification of the document being considered. The conformance clauses of OOXML is listed in Section 2 of Part 1 and Section 2 of Part 4. There... [More]

Final nail in the coffin for the "highlander approach"

by jlundstocholm 23. March 2010 04:06
On January 29th the Danish politicians finally got their acts together and did something about open document formats. After almost 3 years of debate and endless dragging of their feet - a consensus and agreement was finally made on that Friday. The agreement made had this content: For use in the p... [More]

Moving towards OOXML(S)

by jlundstocholm 15. February 2010 15:00
Some time ago I wrote a bit about what Microsoft Office had managed to get into Microsoft Office 2010 CTP1 (or, I wrote about the stuff I had tested). As you might recall, the results were rather slim, so I wrote to Microsoft to hear, if that was really it. It has been the fear of many that Microsof... [More]

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta, ODF and leap-year-bug

by jlundstocholm 5. February 2010 23:45
Some time ago I did some tests of Excel in Microsoft Office 2010 (CTP). The test was around OOXML - but test of ODF-support was missing. One of the things ODF is missing but is in OOXML is the leap-year-bug ... although most of propably don't miss it all that much. The leap-year-bug is the good ol'... [More]

I hate automatic spam filtering

by jlundstocholm 23. November 2009 15:14
Every time you use a tool, you make a (conscious) decision to trust that tool to do what it says. This is true for closed source software and open source software alike (especially if you don't have the skills to plow through the source of whatever tool you use). Most people use a generic blogging ... [More]

Excel 2010 (Microsoft Office 2010 CTP TO-do list (01)

by jlundstocholm 3. November 2009 18:11
I have been looking at how Excel 2010 has implemented various features using ISO/IEC 29500-4:2008 - also known as "OOXML Transitional". Background: ISO/IEC comes in two variants, a "transitional" (T) and a "strict (S). Transitional is the one containing all the legacy stuff such as VML, legacy dig... [More]

Mummy, Tom from school is an idiot

by jlundstocholm 30. October 2009 22:59
Back in the day when I started blogging, I showed a friend of mine a blog post I had written. He noticed the large number of links to other bloggers in the piece, and he asked me (tongue-in-cheek) if those links were some kind of geeky way of saying "I love you" to the people I linked to. Well, to ... [More]