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Posted Feb 13, 2013 22:07 UTC (Wed) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
You are assuming that 'de facto standard' is a standard. It's not. It's something which people perceive as a standard while in fact it's not one.
As for .doc files... Grab old version of MS Word (straight from Microsoft's site, no less!) and try to open .DOC files created by in a latest version of MS Office. I'll wish you luck - you'll need it.
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