What Matters to Me In a Document Format

September 1, 2007 at 9:50 pm Leave a comment

No matter what happens with OOXML and ODF, the only things that matter to me in a document format are human/machine readability and file size.

The most important part of a document is the text itself.  If the text isn’t recoverable it’s not a document.

As for file size, a document should only have enough information to hold its meta data, describe the text content, and link to or hold embedded objects.

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