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> <OT>
> To think MS chose XML as native format for Office 11... Unless they always
> compress it, I expect the files to bloat excessively. Hard disk is cheap these
> day, but I still have a 6GB HD on my personal computer, and applications
> already eat a lot of it...
> </OT> -- See, even mailing list/newsgroups notations are infected :-)

That's really just a question of how you encode XML. If you store it as 
ASCII, yes it will bloat (but Gnumeric does this, and it compresses well: 
a spreadsheet I have is ~120Kb of bloated XML, but only 2.5Kb when 

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