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An XML spreadsheet parable

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kohsuke
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from http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/2005/09/09.html#a1298
Amidst the controversy over XML formats for office documents, it's important not to lose sight of the fundamental benefits that accrue simply from using XML. Michael Tiller has a nice ancedote that drives home the point. Here's the setup: a small engineering firm, Excel expense reports, each must be dispensed on demand to an employee and coded with a unique number. And here's what Michael did