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Re: Syntax for Tabular Data on the Web

From: Andy Seaborne <andy@apache.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:57:02 +0000
Message-ID: <52FB618E.6040006@apache.org>
To: public-csv-wg@w3.org
On 12/02/14 10:34, Jeni Tennison wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I’ve made a start on documenting a core syntax for “CSV+”, including some analysis of the RFC4180, the Simple Data Format, and the behaviour of Excel and Google Spreadsheets. This is at:
>
>    http://w3c.github.io/csvw/syntax/
>
>There’s more needed here, and several issues flagged. Discuss!

OK ...

Comment of whitespace and appearance padding triggered by:

"""
The first line of a CSV+ file MUST contain a comma-separated list of 
names of columns.
"""

Data from a spreadsheet that itself is used for showing data can involve 
additional padding :  a title, blank lines, blank columns.

Maybe we need to focus on this more data-centric style.

----------------------
,,,
,,TITLE,
,,,
,Sales region ,Quarter,Sales
,North,Q1,15
,,Q2,25
,,Q3,16
,,Q4,180
,South,Q1,18
,,Q2,25
,,Q3,13
,,Q4,99
----------------------

	Andy

>
> Cheers,
>
> Jeni
> --
> Jeni Tennison
> http://www.jenitennison.com/
>
Received on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:57:31 UTC

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