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   Re: SV: SV: [xml-dev] XML=WAP? And DOA?

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1/14/2002 8:49:16 AM, Al Snell <alaric@alaric-snell.com> 

>"Alaric Snell","alaric@alaric-snell.com","http://www.alaric-

How about if you have 10 fields rather than 3, and the 666th 
line is (sorry, my mailer wraps lines ...)

984,55,"http://www.cnn.com";, Alaric Snell", "George Bush", 
"http://www.alaric-snell.com";, "president@whitehouse.gov"

vs the XML

<Name>Alaric Snell</Name>
<NationalLeader>George Bush</NationalLeader>

Which is easier to understand and debug? 

What real advantages does the CSV format have in a world of 
ubiquitous XML parsers and compression tools?  Which is more 
robust if your marketing people decide to add a new optional 
field in the middle? 


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