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Draft Model for Tabular Data and Metadata on the Web, and a Draft Metadata Vocabulary for Tabular Data Published

The CSV on the Web Working Group, part of the Data Activity, has published two Working Drafts today:

  • The Model for Tabular Data and Metadata on the Web outlines a basic data model, or infoset, for tabular data and metadata about that tabular data. The document also contains drafts for various methods of locating metadata; finally, it also contains some non-normative information about a best practice syntax for tabular data and for mapping into that data model. The work also contributes to the standardisation of CSV syntax by IETF (as a possible update of RFC4180).
  • The Metadata Vocabulary for Tabular Data defines a vocabulary for metadata that annotates tabular data. This can be used to provide metadata at various levels, from collections of data from CSV documents and how they relate to each other down to individual cells within a table. The vocabulary is defined using JSON, in a manner compatible with JSON-LD. This document is a First Public Working Draft.

If you wish to make comments regarding these documents, please send them to public-csv-wg@w3.org.

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