i know this is absolutely the wrong forum for this but...

Erik Aronesty (earonesty@montgomery.com)
Fri, 2 Aug 1996 07:14:47 -0700


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From: Erik Aronesty <earonesty@montgomery.com>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: i know this is absolutely the wrong forum for this but...
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 1996 07:14:47 -0700

looking for a specification of a standardized data format which 
is suitable for transferring datasets over HTTP

anyone know if there is an RFC...a working-group....a file
spec....etc...for this sort of thing?

the only formats i know of are "quote-delimited" or
"delimited-and-escaped"....which are only good for a single data
stream...and don't give you the opportunity to define the data within