What Is OpenDocument (4 tags)
The OpenDocument Format (ODF), an open source file format standard for electronic office documents, is poised to change the world from an application-centric model of computing to a document-centric model. Sam Hiser looks at this new standard, how it implements XML for office documents, the technical and political wranglings in the standard, available tools, applications that offer ODF support, who's implementing ODF, and more.
From Word to XML (2 tags)
In the year's last Q&A column John E. Simpson discusses some of the issues surrounding the conversion of MS Word documents to XML.