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DataSheets Community Group

Decoupling content and data from HTML, by providing a DataSheet Language (CSS-like) to source, store and apply data to the HTML DOM. The browser will be able to take the responsibility of retrieving the data from a variety of sources and rendering it. The group will outline the language and the full specifications for making this a reality.

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Call for Participation in DataSheets Community Group

The DataSheets Community Group has been launched:


Decoupling content and data from HTML, by providing a DataSheet Language (CSS-like) to source, store and apply data to the HTML DOM. The browser will be able to take the responsibility of retrieving the data from a variety of sources and rendering it.
The group will outline the language and the full specifications for making this a reality.


In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account. Please note, however, that W3C Membership is not required to join a Community Group.

This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2015-10-08 by Jonathan Crossland. The following people supported its creation: Jonathan Crossland, Robert Jubb, Ryan Riatno, Alvaro Vazquez Garcia, Alain Couthures. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

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