Realistically, no. In fact I am thinking of moving a future release to just Excel 97+ and perl 5.8+ in order to minimise the maintenance difficulties.
However, if you were interested in just reading strings and numbers I could probably write you a mini-parser for Excel 2 files.
Open a thread in the above Google Group about it.
In reply to Re^2: Taking over maintenance of Spreadsheet::ParseExcel
in thread Taking over maintenance of Spreadsheet::ParseExcel by jmcnamara
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