stajer - 7:44 pm on Jan 26, 2009 (gmt 0)
tntpower - xml is self-describing. You can write a custom function once that can import any xml into a db without knowing any table or column names before hand. It is also relational - within the xml itself it has the relationships that are normally described with multiple tables in a db. As a result it can handle very complex data much easier than csv can.