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On Wednesday, October 30, 2002, at 02:17 AM, Paul Prescod wrote:
> Okay, fair enough with the appropriate CSV parser library, the CSV
> state management is magically handled for you and with an XML parser,
> all of the XML syntax is handled for you. Either way there is very
> little difference in programmer effort.
I'll disagree with *all* of the syntax being handled for you. Markup
is handled so-so on the sax parsers - but content is handled fairly
stupidly - many many extra callbacks for little bits of text seems to
be the rule - forcing the developer to do some relatively fancy text
aggregation and some of his own event detection based on history.
At least that's been my experience.