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Geneticists throw hands in the air, change gene naming rules to finally stop Microsoft Excel eating their data

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Re: User Error

Oh I wondered how long before someone brought up XML schemas. has anyone ever actually seen one that works, is supported by software and actually used to exchange data?

I bet there's a beautiful XML schema for gene wrangling. And I bet that 99% of the really clever (not Excel) software geneticists use won't read it because it's a ridiculously complicated construct that by trying to catch all the weird edge cases that got put up in the millennia of committee that wrote it, ends up so complicated that no-one in their right mind would try.

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