ISO/IEC 29500:2008 (OpenXML) "For Sale"


Bueno, pues ahí está ya publicado en ISO el estándar de documentos ISO/IEC 29500, más conocido como OpenXML.


Llevo unos cuantos posts diciendo que sería el último post al respecto, después de la paliza que he dado en este blog, y en efecto, este es el tercer último post al respecto 😉 (¿O no?)


Reconozco que ver el estándar publicado, y disponible en el ISO Store como cualquier otro estandar, es una sensación… no se …muy positiva, compartida por todos los que hemos vivido con altos grados de pasión y adrenalina todo este proceso.


No haré más largo este post. Tan solo lincar al anuncio de Prensa de ISO  de hace un par de días, felicitar a todos los que han trabajado duro para que esto sea una realidad, agradecer a todos los que expresaron sus opiniones razonadas en todos los sentidos: Un estándar abierto resultante de la contribución mas amplia de expertos de más de 100 países que jamás ha concurrido sobre un estándar, convirtiéndole en el paradigma del estándar abierto según el propio editor de ODF Patrick Durusau.


 


 


Publication of ISO/IEC 29500:2008, Information technology – Document description and processing languages – Office Open XML file formats


2008-11-18


ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) have just published the joint International Standard, ISO/IEC 29500:2008, Information technology – Document description and processing languages – Office Open XML file formats.


ISO/IEC 29500 is a standard for word-processing documents, presentations and spreadsheets that is intended to be implemented by multiple applications on multiple platforms. One of its objectives is to ensure the long-term preservation of documents created over the last two decades using programmes that are becoming incompatible with continuing advances in the field of information technology.


ISO/IEC 29500:2008 comprises the following four parts:


§  ISO/IEC 29500-1:2008, Information technology – Document description and processing languages – Office Open XML File Formats – Part 1: Fundamentals and Markup Language Reference (5 570 pages)


This defines a set of XML vocabularies for representing word-processing documents, spreadsheets and presentations, based on the Microsoft Office 2008 applications. It specifies requirements for Office Open XML consumers and producers that comply to the strict conformance category.


§  ISO/IEC 29500-2:2008, Information technology – Document description and processing languages – Office Open XML File Formats – Part 2: Open Packaging Conventions (138 pages)


This defines a general-purpose file/component packaging facility, which is built on top of the widely used ZIP file structure.


§  ISO/IEC 29500-3:2008, Information technology – Document description and processing languages – Office Open XML File Formats – Part 3: Markup Compatibility and Extensibility (46 pages)


This defines a general-purpose mechanism to extend an XML vocabulary.


§  ISO/IEC 29500-4:2008, Information technology – Document description and processing languages – Office Open XML File Formats – Part 4: Transitional Migration Features (1 475 pages)


This defines a set of XML elements and attributes, over and above those defined by ISO/IEC 29500-1, that provide support for legacy Microsoft Office applications; that is, those prior to the 2008 release. It specifies requirements for Office Open XML consumers and producers that comply to the transitional conformance category.


ISO/IEC 29500:2008, Information technology – Document description and processing languages – Office Open XML file formats, 7 228 pages, can be purchased on a single CD-ROM for 342 Swiss francs from ISO national member institutes (see the complete list with contact details) and from ISO Central Secretariat through the ISO Store or by contacting the Marketing & Communication department (see right-hand column).


 

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