[Fsf-friends] The MS-OOXML converter hoax
Tue Jul 17 19:13:30 IST 2007
The converter hoax
Instead Microsoft focusses on MS-OOXML, which it promotes on the
grounds of technical superiority and wider range of features. But if
Microsoft's claims to technical superiority of MS-OOXML over ODF are
true, how could one ever be converted perfectly into the other?
Microsoft maintains that while it would have been easy to support the
Open Document Format (ODF) natively, it had to move to MS-OOXML
because this was the only way for them to offer the full features of
its office suite. But if Microsoft itself is not able to represent
its internal data structures in the Open Document Format (ODF) in its
Microsoft Office suite, how could an external conversion program from
MS-OOXML accomplish this task?
The answer to both questions is that it is not possible because two
things cannot be the same and different at the same time.
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