troubleshooting Question

Which method is better to read custom data?

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Cesar AracenaFlag for Argentina asked on
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Hello everybody,

I've been asked to make a pretty simple website with only one page and a list of items being sold. The list has to be separated in cathegories and needs to be very simple to update by hand but I don't have more than 3 days to make it so I can't make a control panel or something fancy. I need the user to be able to fill up a file (txt file, excel or something like that) and upload it to the server so the site is automatically updated.

What would be the best way to go? XML seems a little too complicated for a non-technical person to fill every other day and I really don't know how to make "sub-cathegories" in a text file  so each group of items are displayed under their corresponding cathegory.

In example, I would need something like the following:

- Beans
-- Rice     $0.99
-- Oat     $1.29
-- Weat     $1.19

- Meat
-- Pork     $2.99
-- Cow     $2.59
-- Chicken     $1.99

Thanks in advance!
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