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What's up with CDF?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 66.66.79.52] on November 09, 2007 12:43 AM
So.... has anyone else come up with a reasonable technical analysis of CDF? It's supposed to be a standard already. I agree that the current argument seems to be a tempest in a teapot, and I don't think any of the REAL players are thinking about dropping ODF, but are there any advantages to CDF, other than the claim that it can more "faithfully" reproduce MS formats? Has anyone out there actually created an application that will read/write/render/edit the format? Is it nothing more than a way to say, "Put proprietary formatting information in these binary tags here...", and call it "XML"?

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