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Re: Comments. W3C Editor's Draft 10 February 2016

From: Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:39:28 +0000
Message-ID: <CAEncD4cg0s6C4kYpCZOEuh1E7i+YeXoQSQKhogjk1aupi7QdCg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Cc: public-csv-wg@w3.org
Agreed Jeni.
    IMHO a weak rec with a huge bias.

regards

On 13 February 2016 at 16:46, Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com> wrote:
> Hi Dave,
>
> These comments seem to be about the substance of the CSV on the Web standards, which became Recommendations in December 2015 after a long period of being open for comments.
>
> If you have editorial comments on the Primer, that’s great, but we can’t make changes to the substance of the Recommendations now.
>
> Jeni
>
>> On 10 Feb 2016, at 15:46, Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> [w3c](http://w3c.github.io/csvw/primer/#introduction)
>>
>> "@context": "http://www.w3.org/ns/csvw",  context? Sort of see it, but surely
>> 'format' (possibly include a version?) more reasonable, since that's what
>> it defines? And why insist on json? Restrictive. That's application layer?
>> Seems unecessarily complex compared to first line (custom and  practice?)
>>
>> Seems to be drifting into semantics? Too much so? (section 3.1).
>> Are you equating this with an xml format? If so keep the 'schema' layer
>> apart from this spec.  3.4 drifting towards xml-schema hell?
>>
>>
>> Why is 'usage' in here? Transformation - section 4? Inappropriate IMHO.
>>
>> 6.4 skips over non 'comma' separated columns. Rather too glib? Why not
>> spec the separator in the metadata as per Ex 117? Other characters do
>> have fair reasoning.
>>
>> This section is pretty key - why so late in the document?
>>
>> 6.6
>> "As a publisher, you can control where processors look for metadata
>> for your CSV files by listing the locations to look at within the
>> /.well-known/csvm file on your server. " Why assume all CSV is served
>> on the web? #weak
>>
>>
>> regards
>>
>> --
>> Dave Pawson
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>
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> Jeni Tennison
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