CSV Validator version 1.0 release

CSV Validator version 1.0 release

Following on from my previous brief post announcing the beta release of the CSV Validator, http://www.openpreservation.org/blogs/2014-03-21-csv-validator-beta-releases, today we've made the formal version 1.0 release of the CSV Validator and the associated CSV Schema Language.  I've described this in more detail on The NAtional Archives' blog, http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/csv-validator-new-digital-preservation-tool/

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  1. David Underdown
    July 16, 2014 @ 10:59 am CEST

    We're aware of this (it's linked with the W3C CSV on the web working group – Adam has had some some involvement with that and I'm following it quite closely), our work started earlier, but has taken longer to get to the formal release stage.  Of course it would be great to align them, but the ODI approach is very much tied to JSON, which doesn't necessarily fit with our more plain English approach and delegating schema writing to less technical staff.  As it stands, the online nature of CSV-lint is also potentially problematic as our metadata files may contain information that's still subject to FOI exemptions.

  2. andy jackson
    July 16, 2014 @ 10:11 am CEST

    It's worth noting that the Open Data Institute has been doing something similar: http://theodi.org/blog/introducing-csvlint

    The ODI effor includes an online validator, and they also have a 'competing' schema format for describing tabular data. Maybe these efforts can be aligned over time?

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