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I am new to xml and I'm not sure if my question is appropriate for 
this list, or not. If it isn't, please tell me and advise as to where 
it would be appropriate.

With that disclaimer, now on to the question.

In everything I have read, it appears that every chunk of content 
must be encapsulated by tags, such as:


But, what about streams of data, like from a x/y recorder where one 
may have thousands of pieces of data? Is there some way to wrap this 
data into a series of comma delimited fields, such as:


Or does each piece have to have it's own tag, such as:


Many thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions. And my 
apology if my question is not appropriate for this list.



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