The Ecma OOXML web site has been updated. The version of the OOXML specification which was submitted to JTC1 is not longer there. Instead we have a new version, generated on February 1st. I have no idea if the content of the new version differs in any substantial way from the older version, but it is clear that the pagination is different. So page number citations, as referenced in this blog and other places (such as the Groklaw analysis) are now incorrect.
(Why don’t I cite using section numbers? Good question. This is because the version of OOXML submitted to JTC1 reused section numbers, so a reference to “section 3.4.2” could be ambiguous.)
A more significant change is that the annexes are now zipped up with the PDF file to which it pertains. So Part 4 is now a zip file with 4 electronic annexes enclosed. This is different than what JTC1 received. I don’t believe that JTC1 NB’s received the electronic annexes at all.
Maybe when Ecma finishes deciding how they want to paginate the thing I’ll go back and update page references in previous posts. But for now, I’ll leave them as-is, which will match the version that JTC1 NB’s have received, but not the version that the public has.
I’ll close by saying that this is a bit odd for open standard, that the version that was submitted to JTC1 is not the same as what is available to the public. You would almost think that someone out there did not want public input on OOXML to be easily consumable by JTC1 NB’s.