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[Bug 10083] Remove references to Microdata from within the document

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Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2010 11:10:40 +0000
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--- Comment #8 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>  2010-07-07 11:10:40 ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #0)
> > Recent additions to the The Markup Language Reference have added references to
> > Microdata Property Values. Yet this document is a non-normative guide specific
> > to the HTML5 specification, only:
> Actually, it was never my intention that it necessarily be restricted to only
> information from the HTML5 spec. The Abstract never explicitly stated that it
> was only restricted to that, and it already also includes information from at
> least one other third-party source, which is the default UA stylesheet from the
> WebKit source-code repo.
> To clarify, I have updated the relevant part of the Abstract to read: "It is
> intended to complement the normative conformance criteria defined in the HTML5:
> A vocabulary and associated APIs for HTML and XHTML specification [HTML5], as
> well as information in related deliverables published by the HTML Working Group
> and from other sources."

If you're redefining the scope of this document, you should discuss it in the
group, first.

The whole point for this document was to supposedly strip away much of the
information about the APIs and other peripheral information that has made its
way into HTML5 and focus purely on the syntax. Microdata is not part of the

To reference it is to begin the process in your document that has happened
within the HTML5 document--bloat it by introducing irrelevant material. Your
introducing this material seems more of a political decision than a technical
one: trying to re-introduce Microdata as a part of HTML5, when the group has
made a decision that it is _not_ part of HTML5.

And why Microdata? Why not RDFa, too? After all, it's also a document of the
HTML WG. Again, singling out one and not the other is a political decision, not
a technical one--and again, one that is significant enough to have been
discussed in the group before making such a unilateral change. 

If you refuse to remove references to Microdata, this item will need to be
escalated to an issue. Your "fix" is not a fix.

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