CyberTech Rambler

October 13, 2006

Julian Calendar, Gregorian Calendar, and now Microsoft Calendar

Filed under: Uncategorized — ctrambler @ 11:16 am

One really have to salute Rob Weir for his imaginative title. In the “A Leap Back” post, he show how Microsoft’s Open Office XML carries on the “legacy” mistake of regarding 1900 as a leap year.

Open Office XML would had been a great opportunity to correct this mistake, rather than let it carry on. It is true this is a decision for Open Office XML creators to make. Unfortunately, this decision means every user of Open Office XML must be aware of this legacy mistake, rather than dealing this as a special case, when it appears. That’s why I call this a Microsoft Calendar.

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3 Comments »

  1. Did you actually check the info provided by mr Weir ?
    Het talks about a section in the OOXML draft that doesn’t even exist…

    Comment by Albert — October 15, 2006 @ 1:25 pm | Reply

  2. Which section does he talk about that doesn’t even exist, Albert?

    I see him refer to two sections:

    3.17.4.1 which includes the exact text he quotes and talks about (see page 2523)

    3.2.28 which also includes the exact text he quotes and talks about (see page 1912)

    Unless you can be more specific, I think you should apologise.

    Comment by Mara — October 15, 2006 @ 11:03 pm | Reply

  3. It seems he changed the article now refeering to another file with specs.

    Comment by Albert — October 16, 2006 @ 5:57 am | Reply


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