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At 3:24 PM +0000 1/16/02, Al Snell wrote:

>1) Writing CSV code is easier than XML code (no DOM or anything, just
>something like SAX; I write the CSV parser myself in less code than it
>takes to interface with an XML parser)

If DOM is too hard (and mostly I agree with you) use SAX or use JDOM. 
JDOM certainly is much simpler for the sorts of things you're doing. 

>2) Data corruption? XML parsers are *fragile*, CSV parsers can often cope
>with erronious data in ways that XML parsers mustn't if they are to be
>standards compliant!

That's a feature, not a bug. If the data is bad, I want to know about 
it ASAP and get it fixed at the source. Draconian error handling is a 
very good thing.

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