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   Re: [xml-dev] Paranoia and Slippery Slopes (was Re: [xml-dev] bohemians,

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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.




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