Posts Tagged “standards”
Jul 22, 2008
Some time ago, Opera announced the Opera Web Standards Curriculum project. It’s a very interesting collection of articles that can be used as “curriculum” to learn about web development. It gets extra geeks points for using a Creative Commons license for the articles themselves. Even the W3C mentioned it
:-)I just found some time to have a look at it, that’s why I’m posting now
The other news is that finally the Opera QA blog is online, and has the first non-hello-world-article (written by yours truly), “Continuous Integration: Team Testing”. I’m very excited about this, because it’s the first time I’ll participate directly in a company blog, and because the IT world needs more (and better) QA, so hopefully we’ll be able to spread the word and make the world a better place
May 22, 2008
I read that Office 2007 won’t support ISO’s OOXML. There are two things I find funny in there:
After pushing for making OOXML a “standard format” (as in ISO), Microsoft is not implementing the standard spec after all (and won’t until some future version).
Microsoft is going to support ODF (competing, open format).
Of course, they want people to use a non-standard OOXML (the one currently in Office 2007 apparently), so they aren’t really in a hurry to support ISO’s OOXML, and their ODF support will probably not be perfect, so they’re just doing the usual stuff, trying to get people to use some format that they are in a better position to support. Oh well.