Chinmay007 wrote:It's not a complete loss, but it can cause some issues:
1) Microsoft can revise the standard
1) Microsoft Office 2007 must be revised along with it, creating a possible mess with two different OOXML formats running around
2) Microsoft Office 2007 won't support standard ISO OOXML
I'm willing to bet most of the "comments" on the standard were looking for clarifications and more details, not actual changes that would impact the current Office. (For example, with heard the rumblings on here about "binary blobs" that are undocumented features for backwards compatibility with older Office formats. Fixing such an issue (if it exists) would only entail modifications to the document, and not any actual change to the existing format.) Even if there were changes required, you'd just be looking at a new version of Office and/or some service packs. As an XML format, if it's designed correctly, having multiple versions is a non-issue.