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  • the unpacked format, also called the standard unpacked format:  Files are named with the .par filetype -- for example, cme1028scme0831s.par.
  • the expanded unpacked format.  Files are named with the .pa2 filetype -- for example, cdc1028scdc0831s.pa2.
  • the new XML-based SPAN file format.  Files are named with the .spn filetype -- for example, cme.1999102820170831.s.cust.spn.

XML stands for Extensible Markup Language.  An XML-based SPAN file is actually just a SPAN document.  So you can load it using either the Load command, or the Open command.  But there are two differences between the Load command and the Open command worth understanding: