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At 17:43 15/01/2002 +0100, Nicolas LEHUEN wrote:
> >-----Message d'origine-----
> >De : Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:email@example.com]
> >That's ridiculous. XML absolutely is more self-describing than CSV.
>You point the fact that lots of CSV files don't have column headers. Fine.
>Then let's just create a CSV++ specification that enforce column headers. Et
>voila ! We got a so-called "self-describing" CSV format.
Precisely. CSV++ would then be self describing to the extent that XML is,
and that CSV isn't.
Actually, CSV++ would also need some equivalent of XML namespaces, in order
to allow (but not require) applications to draw their column names from a
vocabulary with well understood meanings.