Posted by: Anonymous
on April 10, 2008 06:40 AM
While I appreciate that having ODF as the default it probably messy from a developer's perspective, please look at it from a (gasp) user's perspective. The .abw format is not understood by anybody else, so it useless to most people. If OOWriter, AbiWord, Kword, Google docs, and others all standardized on ODF, we wouldn't have so much fragmentation, and maybe this would help to convince MS to support it natively as well. We could all exchange documents easily and painlessly.
Requiring a plugin effectively relegates ODF to second-hand citizenship in AbiWord.