[R] website address for the pseuso-XLS files

(Ted Harding) Ted.Harding at manchester.ac.uk
Tue May 25 15:22:01 CEST 2010

To be more precise: These seem to be files in XML (Extended Markup
Language) format, or a variant thereof, not HTML. This is understood
by recent versions of Excel. The "xls" extension is deceptive here!

Maura: You originally wrote

  "Apparently it is in XLS format (this is the extension of the
   downloaded file). However, I cannot open it with OpenOffife
   spreadsheet program and Excel itself cannot separate the
   columns as it does when a true XLS file is loaded."

I had no problem myself opening them with oocalc (the OpenOffice
spreadsheet program), and I get a table (which looks just like
similar tables I was able to view earlier, in a browser, on the
mirWalk website). However, this would not allow me to save/export
in (say) CSV format.

But, by highlighting and them pasting into a text file, I was then
able to convert to CSV format. I shall send the results privately
to Maura.


On 25-May-10 12:47:45, Peter Ehlers wrote:
> Maura,
> These are html files. Rename the downloaded file(s) to *.html and
> open with your favourite browser. Follow links from there.
>   -Peter Ehlers
> On 2010-05-25 6:24, mauede at alice.it wrote:
>> http://gigamail.rossoalice.alice.it/messages/readMessageFrameset.aspx?D
>> eliveryID=ba40cf18-29db-4404-a3ce-af26f760ecf9
>> Please, paste the website address above shown in your web browser
>> address field.
>> Make sure the whole string is pasted with no space or any other
>> character.
>> Telecom couldn't generate more clumsy website addresses .... Sorry for
>> that.
>> Thank you in advance,
>> Maura
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Date: 25-May-10                                       Time: 14:21:51
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