Kai Naumann wrote:
> Dear all,
> we are planning a business rule for the character separated value format
> (aka tabbed format), dealing with the best choice for field delimiter, and
> with the problem of text delimiters encountered inside texts.
> Whereas the rule itself will not be too complicated, it seems more difficult
> to bring up tools that can be customized to meet our requirements.
> Do you know any documented best practice (since there is no registered csv
> format)? Is there any tool you can recommend?
> Thanks in advance,
There is an IETF RFC for CSV at http://tools.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4180.txt.
I'm not sure what the official status is though.
Thomas G. Habing
Grainger Engineering Library Information Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign