Amazed by Office 11, XML
by Simon St. Laurent
Related link: http://xmlhack.com/read.php?item=1839
Eric van der Vlist points out that such changes can have multiple effects for better or worse, but it seems we at least have some interesting XML prospects to watch for 2003.
For some reason, news.com seems hung up on the issue of what schema Microsoft is using. News.com doesn't seem to grasp that you can do lots of things with XML with or without a schema, and perhaps the most powerful feature of Office 11 is that you can use it to process documents using your own schemas, applying Microsoft's tools to formats you (not Microsoft!) control directly.
There will hopefully be a lot more XML in the world this time next year.
Is open data enough?