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An XML spreadsheet parable

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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