Originally posted by Madhav Lakkapragada:
Tell me about it!
I can totally see your point about the file size being different.
It sure does throw some "applications" into a crash mode.
When we had one such "application requirement" (pun intended),
we had no choice but to treat an XML file as a binary file, which
prevented the OS from modifying the file size. Our "requirement"
was different from what you mentioned, but just wanted to relate
my experience with what you said re file size.
Back to you point, I would like to push-back really hard on why
the file size change matters so much to the user. I would reiterate
that the content hasn't been modified and that is the important
thing. I would like to question why the user is looking at the file
size on the disk rather than the content inside the XML.
I know this may not help, but thats my very poor two cents on the topic.......
[ November 05, 2004: Message edited by: Madhav Lakkapragada ]