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The original xls file is 104MB zipped to 1MB.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Rafter [mailto:lists@jeffrafter.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 9:24 AM
To: Bruey, Don
Cc: Stephen E. Beller; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Data streams

> The XML Spreadsheet contains all the necessary information to reconstruct
> Excel spreadsheet, cell formatting, formulas, fonts, etc.  You can open
> XML file in Excel and it will display exactly the same
> formatting/formulas/etc. as it would if you had saved the spreadsheet in
> native .xls format. 

Not that it would have any bearing on the argument, but I am curious-- 
what are the numbers for the .xls file? Original size, compression 
factor, etc. Comparing that with the XML version might be slightly more 
correlary (if still inexact). And then we can kick up the whole binary 
serialization argument...

All the best,
Jeff Rafter


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