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From Peter Kelly <>
Subject Re: ODF document example to apply Peter's style name approach
Date Thu, 30 Apr 2015 04:19:24 GMT
> On 29 Apr 2015, at 11:39 pm, Gabriela Gibson <> wrote:
> The thing is though, when you do a web search for ooxml, the top link (at
> least in Ireland) is this:
> "
> Office Open XML (OOXML) is an XML-based file format used for representing
> word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. It is
> conceptually similar to ODF in many respects, though a lot of the details
> differ.Jul 24, 2014

It’s surprising and somewhat ironic that a description I wrote on the OpenOffice Wiki is
the top hit for OOXML and not ;)

As others have mentioned, .docx is indeed OOXML - at least this is the conventional file extension
for what is officially a WordProcessingML document in an OOXML package.

As far as the test directory names are concerned, I would suggest docx and odt. These are
easily-recognisable strings anyone likely to look through the repository will be familiar
with, and avoid the unfortunate “Open Office” <-> “Office Open” confusion that
must have been a completely accidental outcome in the decision of what to name the spec...

Dr Peter M. Kelly

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