Microsoft Loses Word Court Case

By  |  Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 11:06 am

Microsoft has lost the court case brought by a small Canadian software company over the custom XML feature in Word, and must remove it from Word by January 11th. According to Mary-Jo Foley at ZDNet, Microsoft’s got a strategy for removing the offending functionality from Word 2007 via a patch. I wonder how many companies depend on Word’s custom XML–and how they’ll feel about it disappearing?


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  1. IcyFog Says:

    Great news in my opinion.
    There’s nothing open, as far as I can tell, about custom XML. It was a bogus open standard that excluded Microsoft’s competitors to keep users in the Microsoft fold.
    Anytime I see a ~x file, I change it to an older format.

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