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   RE: [xml-dev] terra incognita

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> The original poster mentioned CSVs which for all intents and 
> purposes will
> always be smaller files than their XML counterparts. 

Of course, CSV's aren't self-describing. I've spent many hours trying to
debug CSV output and the eye-crossover point occurs much sooner with CSV
than with XML. Data handles are handy.

> > > b.) Using XML involves becoming conversant with a quarter 
> to half a dozen
> > > buzzword technologies that seem to confound the average 
> programmer and
> > even
> > > leave experts unsure of their worth (from SOAP to 
> namespaces to schemas
> > and
> > > more)

Oh, it's not that bad... you only have to remember the acronyms. :-7


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