[Desktop_printing] Microsoft XPS specification

Hin-Tak Leung hintak_leung at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Apr 11 09:34:40 PDT 2006

Ralph Giles wrote:
> Ira,
> I believe you asked about the Microsoft XPS spec. You can get a copy of 
> the drafts and other info here:
>     http://blogs.msdn.com/xps/
> There's more to it than that, but "supposed" to be the basis for 
> printing on Windows Vista, and to replace PDF as a document interchange
> format. They did some things right, outside of completely reinventing 
> the wheel.

Wasn't some press release about something called "metro" (a pdf-competing
format from microsoft) some time ago? What happened to that, and is this
xps a rename of metro?


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