Word and XML (was: XML standards coherency and so forth)

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Thu Jan 21 19:02:06 GMT 1999

Biron,Paul V wrote:

> Actually, it is very easy to generate a Word '97 document which when saved
> as HTML will be non-wellformed.  Try the following, where *xxx* means "make
> xxx bold", and _yyy_ means "make yyy italicized".
>         This is *a test _of the* emergency_ broadcast system
> The relevant portion of the HTML produced by word is
>         <P>This is <B>a test <I>of the</B> emergency</I> broadcast
> system</P>

Un*censored*believable.  This not only isn't XML, it isn't even
HTML.  What were they thinking of?  (I know, I know: $$$$.)
Microsoft folks, is there any hope of getting this fixed for
Office 2K?

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