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Re: Spec review request: CSV on the Web

From: Ashok Malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:35:26 -0400
Message-ID: <553FB6CE.2070202@oracle.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
CC: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>, "public-csv-wg@w3.org" <public-csv-wg@w3.org>
If you decide to explore a CSV to Relational mapping in the future,
please keep me in the loop
All the best, Ashok

On 4/28/2015 12:28 PM, Dan Brickley wrote:
> -Cc: TAG
>
> On 28 April 2015 at 16:55, Ashok Malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com> wrote:
>> Hi Dan:
>> Obviously I would have been happier if the WG had decided to create a new
>> branch
>> of the spec that dealt with mapping CSV tables to Relational table but the
>> WG decided
>> to do the next best thing which is to explain why it could not/did not do
>> that.
>> That is acceptable.
> Thanks, Ashok.
>
>> What are the plans of the WG for the future?  If the WG is continuing, might
>> we see a mapping from CSV to Relational in the future?
> We have no formal plans beyond getting to REC, and learning from
> implementor and publisher experiences.
>
> (speaking personally)
> There is certainly some wider RDF community interest around R2RML-like
> areas and it is possible that this could move into a Community Group,
> where it could be re-explored on top of the basic CSVW approach.
> Beyond that specific RDF angle, everything depends on how things go
> with implementers and publishers. If we find a solid niche around CSV
> that should motivate people in the relational database world to
> investigate building things (e.g. import/export tools) on top of the
> W3C-standardized core. And if that goes well, it could provide
> motivation for a follow-up group.
>
> Dan
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