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   Re: [xml-dev] Data streams

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On Dec 6, 2004, at 10:08 AM, Stephen E. Beller wrote:

> I tried Steven's experiment from a different angle. I filled an Excel 
> XP
> spreadsheet with a single-digit number, saved it in both XML and in a
> comma-delimited text file (CSV). I then compressed both with WinZip 
> and then
> opened both with Excel. Here's what I found:
> The XML file was 840MB, the CSV 34MB -- a 2,500% difference
> Compressed, the XML file was 2.5MB, the CSV 0.00015MB (150KB) -- a 
> 1,670%
> difference.

A quick question: was the XML that produced by the built-in Office 2003 
"save as XML"?  -Tim


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