W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-csv-wg@w3.org > February 2014

Re: Use Case: Multiple Data Sets in Single File

From: Craig Russell <craig@craig-russell.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:48:46 +0000
Message-ID: <CA+2XN_0GrgOVZGx8-pcd_G+rE2uaXW8T2DU_Pq4vzO6uS4NB8A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alf Eaton <eaton.alf@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-csv-wg@w3.org" <public-csv-wg@w3.org>
It's simple, yes, but is it the most appropriate for all contexts? I think
the question of how best to represent multiple data sets (and metadata) in
a single file is worth thinking about.

On 20 February 2014 17:16, Alf Eaton <eaton.alf@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 20 February 2014 10:39, Craig Russell <craig@craig-russell.co.uk>
> wrote:
>
> > The downloaded CSV file may include multiple data sets, which are
> separated by a couple of line breaks (example attached).
>
> > There is, at present, no clear machine readable way of differentiating
> these two data sets within a single file.
>
> I like the simplicity of using 2 (or more) line breaks to imply a
> separation between tables (as well to imply the separation between
> descriptive header text and the actual table).
>
> Alf
>



-- 
Craig Russell
e: craig@craig-russell.co.uk
w: craig-russell.co.uk
t: @craig552uk
Received on Friday, 21 February 2014 13:49:14 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 20:21:38 UTC