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

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On Friday 06 December 2002 15:29, Sean McGrath wrote:
> [ABS]
>  >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.

I know, that was intended to be a progression... various texty things, THEN 
"I do not feel particularly bound to just being texty", then some non-texty 

> Sean


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