XML News from Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Apple has posted a beta of Safari 3.0.3 for Windows and the Mac. Safari supports XML, XSLT, CSS, XHTML, and RSS. Also Safari 3.x can drive XSLT from JavaScript, which 2.x could not do. Mac OS X 10.4 or Windows XP or later is required. 3.0.3 fixes some security issues. All 3.x users should upgrade.

Microsoft's has posted version 0.2 of the Office Open XML File Format Converter for Mac, a tool that converts Office Open XML files to a format that is compatible with Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac and Microsoft Office v. X for Mac. Version 0.2:

improves conversion of Word documents that contain XML content, inline graphics, hyperlinked graphics, WMF/EMF graphics, SmartArt graphics, tracked changes in the document header and footer, Unicode characters, and Japanese Rubi fields. In addition, this version succeeds when converting Word documents that contain bibliography fields, citation fields, and complex tables.

This version of the converter can convert the following Office Open XML file formats: