Thursday, December 4, 2008

OXML plugin for Firefox

Not sure where this heading but Microsoft has released an Open XML document viewer plugin for Firefox.

The plugin itself can be downloaded here.

If users don't know that it is a Microsoft standard document format, would they adopt it without reservations?  The plugin is not downloadable from Microsoft's support pages too.  I can't think of a reason why they'd want to release this plugin; it's not that they've cared before that their documents have to be read from different document editors or viewers.

What gives?