1 Introduction

This document provides a statement of support for protocol implementations. It is intended for use in conjunction with Microsoft protocol technical specifications, publicly available standard specifications, network programming art, and Microsoft distributed systems concepts. It assumes that the reader is either familiar with the aforementioned material or has immediate access to it.

A protocol support document does not require the use of Microsoft programming tools or programming environments in order to implement the protocols in the system. Developers who have access to Microsoft programming tools and environments are free to take advantage of them.

The Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.1 [ODF1.1] is an OASIS standard that defines an XML schema (XSD) and its semantics that is suitable for office documents including the following:

  • Text documents

  • Spreadsheets

  • Charts

  • Graphical documents such as drawings or presentations.

This schema is not restricted to those types of documents.

The OpenDocument schema provides high-level information suitable for editing. It defines suitable XML structures for office documents and supports transformations using XSLT or similar XML-based tools.

The WordPad Implementation Information for [ODF1.1] specifies the ways in which the WordPad application supports the OpenDocument version 1.1 standard.