The CSV on the Web Working Group has just published a new set of Working Drafts, which the group considers feature complete and implementable. The drafts are:
- Model for Tabular Data and Metadata on the Web – an abstract model for tabular data, and how to locate metadata that enables users to better understand what the data holds; this specification also contains non-normative guidance on how to parse CSV files
- Metadata Vocabulary for Tabular Data – a JSON-based format for expressing metadata about tabular data to inform validation, conversion, display and data entry for tabular data
- Generating JSON from Tabular Data on the Web – how to convert tabular data into JSON
- Generating RDF from Tabular Data on the Web – how to convert tabular data into RDF
The CSV on the Web Working Group would also like to invite people to start implementing these specifications and to donate their test cases into the group’s test suite. Building this test suite, as well as responding to comments, will be the group’s focus over the next couple of months.