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   Re: [xml-dev] Data streams

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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  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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