the use of XML in word processing applications on IBM's
"Recent versions of the three major free software word processing programs have all adopted XML as their native document format. The approaches to XML taken by AbiWord, KOffice's KWord, and OpenOffice.org Writer differ somewhat between the applications -- largely reflecting the underlying development focus of each project. Here, David takes a look at how these projects and all open source word processor developers have realized the advantages of XML as a document format: componentization of parsers and writers; openness and formality of format specification; and applicability of XSLT and other transformation APIs.
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