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   Re: [xml-dev] DAFIF and date formats

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David Megginson <dmeggin@attglobal.net> writes:

> Seriously, the DAFIF is a wonderful example of free information
> online, even if the Web people forget to renew their certificate, or
> even to come up with a domain name to associate with the IP address.
> If anyone is interested in a medium-size, free (as-in-beer and
> as-in-speech) dataset to convert to XML and test with tools, I highly
> recommend the DAFIFT (the tab-delimited version), which includes
> worldwide information on thousands of airports, runways, air traffic
> service frequencies, air routes, etc. etc.

I have an alpha version, see example at [1] and directories above it :=)

> The U.S. government leads the world in making this kind of data freely
> available, however much it sticks in my Canadian throat to say
> so. Converting the tab-delimited tables to XML is fairly trivial, as
> long as you read the data dictionaries first.

Oh, if only the DD matched the actual data...


[1] http://www.lib.aero/arpt/US/US73343/US73343.html

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