Getting to grips with Custom XML

Jesper Lund Stocholm jesper.stocholm at
Wed Apr 13 11:55:49 CEST 2011

Hello all,

Just to be clear: we are talking about "Structured Document Tags (Part 1
29500:2011, 17.5.2), right?

Med venlig hilsen / Best regards

Jesper Lund Stocholm

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Brown [mailto:alexb at]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 6:42 PM
> To: e-SC34-WG4 at
> Subject: Getting to grips with Custom XML
> Dear all,
> Should we be removing the Custom XML feature from OOXML? And if so
> Strict, or Transitional, or both?
> Since this technology does not appear to be currently implemented, and
> seems unlikely to be implemented ever (I'd be keen to know if anybody
> information to the contrary) it serves no purpose in the standard -
> may in fact work against the interests of practical interoperability.
> Perhaps this could be a topic for Discussion in Berlin?
> - Alex.
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