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Re: NY Property Tax Explorer

From: Bernadette Farias Lóscio <bfl@cin.ufpe.br>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:37:34 -0300
Message-ID: <CANx1PzxCjQ0wsrJUZJqnnr=--TqX5uZXvhtwZfQvM4eQTvZaDQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Makx Dekkers <mail@makxdekkers.com>
Cc: DWBP WG <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
+ 1 to Makx!

2015-03-28 10:21 GMT-03:00 Makx Dekkers <mail@makxdekkers.com>:

> Hi Laufer,
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> Maybe a misunderstanding. I was not saying people should not publish
> metadata. It is not clear to me how you could get that impression from the
> message I sent.
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> I was saying we should not make absolute and unqualified statements that
> may be read as if we think that people who publish PDFs are stupid. We
> should on the contrary convey positive messages pointing out that it is
> more useful to publish tabular data in formats that are better suited for
> machine-processing.
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> Makx.
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> *De:* Laufer [mailto:laufer@globo.com]
> *Enviado **el:* 28 March 2015 13:08
> *Para:* Makx Dekkers
> *CC:* DWBP WG
> *Asunto:* Re: NY Property Tax Explorer
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>  Makx,
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> I cannot see in our document we saying to people to not publish metadata.
> On the contrary, the first BP in the document is to publish metadata.
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> I think we all agree (in general) about this matter. What we need is a
> very good text in the introduction of our document summarizing the text of
> this thread.
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> Best Regards,
>
> Laufer
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> Em sábado, 28 de março de 2015, Makx Dekkers <mail@makxdekkers.com>
> escreveu:
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> >
> > Anyone publishing tabular data in a PDF really needs to have a word with
> > themselves.
> >
>
> Can we maybe try not to get into these kinds of absolute, unqualified
> statements?
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> I agree that if someone has tubular data and creates a PDF that contains
> only a table with just that table is not doing anyone a service. However,
> if
> such a table is included in a document that contains explanations and
> analysis of the data, aimed at a human readership, I don't think PDF is a
> bad choice. Of course, the data in the table should be published in a
> better
> machine-readable format alongside the PDF. What I would not want to see is
> that we encourage service providers to publish data only as CSV and
> discontinue publication of any human-readable information.
>
> As Annette says, it depends on the intention.
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> Makx.
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Bernadette Farias Lóscio
Centro de Informática
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - UFPE, Brazil
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