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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:
That sounds like a bad test. The XML file contains a lot more
information than the CSV file. Specifically it contains a lot of
Microsoft Office metadata about things like the name of the person who
created the file that are not in the CSV file. There is information in
the XML file that is not present in the CSV file.
Elliotte Rusty Harold firstname.lastname@example.org
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