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Fwd: Re: Convenience suggestion: Allow metadata in a CSV file

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:24:43 -0400
Message-ID: <5541A07B.2050209@dbooth.org>
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Instance and metadata files attached.

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Subject: Re: Convenience suggestion: Allow metadata in a CSV file
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:01:43 -0400
From: Yakov Shafranovich <yakov-ietf@shaftek.org>
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
CC: W3C CSV on the Web Working Group <public-csv-wg@w3.org>

Do you have a sample file?

On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 10:43 PM, David Booth <david@dbooth.org> wrote:
> I don't know if the working group has already considered this, but I'd like
> to suggest consider allowing CSV metadata to be specified in another CSV
> file, as an alternative to JSON.  I have found this approach to be quite
> convenient in a tool that I've been developing, and I think it could
> increase uptake of a CSV metadata standard.
> Here is a very short mockup video (2 minutes 59 seconds) that illustrates
> this approach:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmQWHdaN8_w
> I realize that some CSV metadata authors may prefer JSON syntax.  But as
> simple as JSON is, spreadsheet competence is far more widespread.  Also I
> would not blame anyone for being disinclined to consider this approach given
> the late date.  But this approach only involves different syntax -- not
> semantics -- and if it does indeed lower the adoption barrier then it seems
> to me that it would be worth considering.
> What do others think?
> Thanks,
> David Booth

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