On Dec 3, 2006, at 10:40 AM, William James wrote:

> James Edward Gray II wrote:
>>                 I have no idea what the whitespace tricks are
>> for either.
>
> The standard states:
>
> Leading and trailing space-characters adjacent to comma field
> separators are ignored.
>
> So quotes must be used to used to preserve that whitespace.

Please show me where the CSV RFC states this.  If you need a link to  
the document, it is at:

   http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4180.txt

Quoting from that document:

   Spaces are considered part of a field and should not be ignored.

James Edward Gray II