The CSV on the Web Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation for four documents:
- 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
Candidate Recommendation means that the Working Group considers the technical design to be complete, and is seeking implementation feedbacks on the documents. There are over 600 test cases and a separate document on how to use them and report on implementation results. The group is keen to get comments and implementation experiences on these specifications, either as issues on the Group’s GitHub repository or by posting to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The group expects to satisfy the implementation goals (i.e., at least two, independent implementations for each of the test cases) by October 30, 2015.
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