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>XML is OK (not perfect, but OK) for documents. But I'd rather have CSV for
>inherently tabular data; it's easier to program, you can manipulate it with
>AWK, it's compact, the encoders/decoders have small footprints, and there's
>lots of software that handles it. And, for various reasons, I do not feel
>particularly bound to being defined in terms of text; character encoding
>issues make this a nightmare in practice!
Interesting, given that CSV *IS* text and only text.