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Re: Syntax for Tabular Data on the Web

From: Leigh Dodds <leigh@ldodds.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:47:40 +0000
Message-ID: <CAC_nr_qnqSbWm0U-xLLKmKut6wWn1rtGnv9kOOjcUMSkO=1jJQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Cc: public-csv-wg@w3.org
Section 3.2 Line Endings, says:

All occurrences of CRLF (U+000D U+000A) within a CSV+ must be
normalised to LF (U+000A). This is significant within fields that
contain line endings.

I'm not sure I agree with this. I think the format should encourage a
specific line ending, e.g. LF and parsers should normalise if other
line-endings are used. But I don't think that line-endings in quoted
fields should be altered as it means I can't round trip data through
the format as field values get changed.

Cheers,

L.


On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 10:34 AM, Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com> 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!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jeni
> --
> Jeni Tennison
> http://www.jenitennison.com/
>



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