XML and (K)Office

David Megginson david at megginson.com
Wed Mar 24 22:59:09 GMT 1999

Daniel Veillard writes:

 >   Yep, Gnumeric uses XML (actually gzipped XML on disk) and uses
 > namespaces.  I'm pretty sure it's incompatible, since when I coded
 > the XML export I didn't know that KDE would do alike. There is a
 > virtual cookie reward to the first sending me a good example of KDE
 > spreadsheet XML file :-) . A clean DTD would be even better.

Doesn't the recipe for virtual cookies come with the Gnu Emacs

Anyway, let's get this right -- I think that it's healthy for both
Gnumeric and the KOffice Spreadsheet program both to exist, but there
is no excuse for them to use entirely incompatible formats.  As a
matter of fact, if we could convince KDE and Gnome to use compatible
XML formats for lots of things (like interface construction), the
media's predictions of a Linux fracture will be proven to be hot air.

Do the Gnome and KDE people talk to each other much?

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at megginson.com

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