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Re: Scoping Question

From: Alf Eaton <eaton.alf@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:44:33 +0000
Message-ID: <CAJVrAaQdDK1rH4TxsDQBR-BZR8Xm4XKXhQC5TSird91QiMDtvg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Cc: "public-csv-wg@w3.org" <public-csv-wg@w3.org>
On 21 February 2014 16:31, Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com> wrote:

> APPROACH 1: Work with what’s there

> APPROACH 2: Invent something new

I'd like to see both outcomes, actually: a way to describe as many as
possible of the existing data sets so that they can be parsed, and a
"best practices" recommendation for how to publish tabular data as
strictly as possible.

If you had to choose one, though, defining a simple-to-publish and
simple-to-parse standard seems like the most important outcome (tools
that support it can then do so easily, and choose whether they want to
support looser formats as well).

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