Is an XML file-output format needed, and what form should it take?

Aug 14, 2012 at 1:10 AM

A few have expressed a possible desire to provide for outputing log-records in an XML format, as opposed to the simple record-oriented file output format that I have chosen. The benefit, that I can see, is that you would be able to bring the log-file into a spreadsheet program and instantly see the log-records organized by field, and each column would be sortable.  Do you see this as a worthwhile need, and if so - what are your thoughts on a desired format?