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  1. Tika
  2. TIKA-1958

Add mime detection and lightweight parsers for Office 2003 Word and Excel formats

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0, 1.14
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      Over on POI, a user asked if we supported 2003 xls (xml) files. It would be neat if we could add mime detection and a "good enough" parser to handle 2003 xls and doc files.

      This could be a great task for someone wanting to get started in contributing to Tika.

      references:
      https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/poi-user/201604.mbox/%3Calpine.BSO.2.20.1604210825140.22929%40ref.nmedia.net%3E
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Office_XML_formats
      https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb226687(v=office.11).aspx

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        1. 2010-cal-eu.xls
          82 kB
          Tim Allison
        2. excel_msword_2003.tar.bz2
          4 kB
          Tim Allison

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            • Assignee:
              tallison@apache.org Tim Allison
              Reporter:
              tallison@apache.org Tim Allison
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