URI Fragment Identifiers for the text/csv Media Type
draft-hausenblas-csv-fragment-07

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Network Working Group                                      M. Hausenblas
Internet-Draft                                          DERI, NUI Galway
Updates: 4180 (if approved)                                     E. Wilde
Intended status: Informational                           EMC Corporation
Expires: May 30, 2014                                        J. Tennison
                                                     Open Data Institute
                                                       November 26, 2013

          URI Fragment Identifiers for the text/csv Media Type
                    draft-hausenblas-csv-fragment-07

Abstract

   This memo defines URI fragment identifiers for text/csv MIME
   entities.  These fragment identifiers make it possible to refer to
   parts of a text/csv MIME entity, identified by row, column, or cell.
   Fragment identification can use single items, or ranges.

Note to Readers

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   Online access to all versions and files is available on github [2].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.1.  What is text/csv?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.2.  Why text/csv Fragment Identifiers? . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
       1.2.1.  Motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
       1.2.2.  Use Cases  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.3.  Incremental Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.4.  Notation Used in this Memo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Fragment Identification Methods  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.1.  Row-based selection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.2.  Column-based selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.3.  Cell-based selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     2.4.  Multi-Selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   3.  Fragment Identification Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   4.  Fragment Identifier Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.1.  Syntax Errors in Fragment Identifiers  . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.2.  Semantics of Fragment Identifiers  . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   5.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     5.1.  The text/csv media type  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   6.  Implementation Status  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
   7.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
   8.  Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     8.1.  From -06 to -07  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     8.2.  From -05 to -06  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     8.3.  From -04 to -05  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     8.4.  From -03 to -04  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     8.5.  From -02 to -03  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     8.6.  From -01 to -02  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     8.7.  From -00 to -01  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   9.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     9.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     9.2.  Non-Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   Appendix A.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
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