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RE: NY Property Tax Explorer

From: Steven Adler <adler1@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:56:12 -0400
To: "Makx Dekkers" <mail@makxdekkers.com>
Cc: "'DWBP WG'" <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF8DA5AB53.29C26A8C-ON85257E18.004C870B-85257E18.004C8E79@us.ibm.com>

+1

We are describing not prescribing...


Best Regards,

Steve

Motto: "Do First, Think, Do it Again"


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  |RE: NY Property Tax Explorer                                                                                                                      |
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Hi Laufer,

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.

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.

Makx.


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

 Makx,

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.

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.

Best Regards,
Laufer


Em sábado, 28 de março de 2015, Makx Dekkers <mail@makxdekkers.com>
escreveu:
 >
 > 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?

 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.

 Makx.




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