ZDNet is reporting that MS's OOXML (which is neither open nor follows the XML standard, go figure) has gotten >75% approval from ISO. The official vote won't be announced until tomorrow. I really hope this is April Fools. How do you ratify a standard that breaks another, pre-existing standard? And the standard being broken is one you approved? How about when Microsoft's format doesn't work as advertised? There was a petition made against it, and if you read the page, you'll see what I meant about this "XML-based standard" breaking the real XML standard. Ugh.