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Re: Reflection on the special telco of CSVW - more details on Alternative 2.5

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:42:03 +0100
Message-ID: <CAK-qy=4UYPaL0UMzgBz0c_JLHG6SLEngJSotZJMY=F5tANAhwg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: W3C CSV on the Web Working Group <public-csv-wg@w3.org>
On 10 September 2014 08:58, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:
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> As a followup on my previous mail...
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> I wanted to see whether it is complicated to implement a very simple template (Alternative 2.5 in [1]) using existing tools, ie, to make it quickly available, with some extra work, to the community at large. I think the answer is yes;

Personal opinion: I think the answer is 'yes' too, after some similar
experimentation and talking to a bunch of people. I believe we have a
very good chance of doing substantially better than 100% mechanistic
mappings, roughly around the level of Mustache ("Logic-less", but with
simple conditionals) with some regex pre-processing and a few
W3C-oriented supporting functions.

I believe there is also a very good chance that a *simple* technology
like this will be picked up by search engines as a way of getting
graph-oriented data (schema.org and suchlike). But I also believe that
we could find this effort bedevilled by creeping complexity and that
there's some risk it might not make it to W3C REC. It's worth trying
though!

</opinion>

Dan


> look at:
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> https://github.com/w3c/csvw/tree/gh-pages/experiments/simple-templates-jquery
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> for further details. See
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> https://github.com/w3c/csvw/tree/gh-pages/experiments/simple-templates-jquery/simple_test
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> for the test I used so far.
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> The implementation is rough at the edges, and I am still in the process to make it a bit better code-wise. But that still gives, I hope, an idea of where this *may* go.
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> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-csv-wg/2014Sep/0006.html
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