In this column, our Chief Data Officer shares his view on why HTML is not Open Data. In need for an opiniated post? Let’s open the discussion!
This is a quick reminder because I’m so sick of scrolling through hundreds of open datasets, looking for new data and new ideas, and finding almost exclusively HTML resources. Let’s be clear, HTML resources are a terrible excuse for Open Data, and just make me want to leave your portal!
There are several reasons to explain why we can find thousands of HTML links on Open Data portals: