OOXML doesn't get support at ISO - Andy Updegrove explains

Alex Hudson home at alexhudson.com
Sat Mar 1 11:32:26 UTC 2008

Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> I'm no ISO procedure expert, but my understanding is: after 5 days of
> discussion, the voting members at ISO's Ballot Resolution Meeting decided
> not to approve the OOXML specification.

I'm not sure they were voting on the specification itself; just 
editorial amendments to it.

Objectively, the OOXML spec. is now better than it was in the first 
round of voting, so more countries may vote in favour to approve it. I 
wouldn't say, then, that rejection by ISO is almost certain - I would 
say probable, but I think it will be _very_ close.



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