[linux-elitists] Suggestion to publish court opinions in secret Microsoft word processor format

billy@damaged-world.net billy@damaged-world.net
Wed Feb 5 12:33:51 PST 2003


On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 07:53:39PM +1100, Michael Still wrote:
> On the other hand, MS Word is effectively a single vendor format, which is
> not well documented, and changes with each release. Having worked on some
> Word format hacking, the format is rife with embedded COM objects, which
> are non trivial to parse.

	The funny thing is, a good percentage of the Legal Proffession
	AND a good percentage of City, State and Federal employees still
	use The Other WordProcessor in their daily jobs. 



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