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Re: annotating csv

From: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:38:58 -0500
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To: public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
Thanks for the advice and background. Ivan’s email reminded me of Two Hard Things:

    There are two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors. [1]

Although I guess in the case of multi-line comments and headers in the CSV it would be off-by-n errors :-) Like Dave said it should be easy enough to adjust later depending on what CSVW chooses to do.


[1] http://martinfowler.com/bliki/TwoHardThings.html

> On Jan 22, 2015, at 3:13 AM, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:
> (My staff contact's hat put down...)
> The CSVW WG is trying to work with 7111 indeed. There are some details to be clarified: 7111 works in terms of row and column numbers, ie, very much referring to the original CSV _file_, whereas the CSVW works on a more abstract model. The difference between the two is that whatever is header line, comments, etc, in the CSV file is, conceptually, pulled aside as, say, metadata, and the pure data is treated separately. While this makes a lot of sense in terms of model, it is unclear (for me at least) what exactly the row number is in terms of 7111: should it be the row number of the original CSV file, or the row number in terms of the data?
> But that seems to be the only question mark. The intention is to make use of 7111 as much as we can indeed.
> Ivan

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