csonv.js is a tiny library to fetch relational CSV data at client-side just like JSON.
With keeping simplicity in mind, archan937 has created csonv.js which serves CSV data like JSON. He has chosen CSV because it’s very straightforward:
- a file represents a certain entity (equivalent to database tables)
- the CSV format is far less complex than the XML format
- CSV files consists of columns and rows which resembles attributes and records respectively
- there is no need to install extra software on the hosting server (unlike MySQL or SQLite databases)
Using the library is quite simple. You only need to include the js file inside your page and you’re able to use it.