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

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--- Comment #17 from Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>  2010-07-12 20:46:49 ---
http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/html5/markup/spec.html?r1=1.239&r2=1.240&f=h

The elements that have a "Linked-data semantics" subsection are: a, area,
audio, base, body, embed, head, iframe, img, link, meta/@name, object, source,
time, and video.

For elements that have a src, href, or data attribute, that section reads, for
example:

[[
Linked-data semantics

The a element, through its href attribute in combination with other
linked-data/metadata markup mechanisms, provides a ready means for expressing
semantic associations with external content.

For example, in the Microdata metadata-markup mechanism, specifying one or more
named properties using the Microdata itemprop attribute on the a element
associates those named properties with the external content represented by the
value of the href attribute (if any).
]]

The section for the meta/@name element reads:

[[
For embedding non-visible metadata, the meta element—through use of its
content attribute in combination with its name attribute, or in combination
with other linked-data/metadata markup mechanisms—provides a ready means.

For example, in the Microdata metadata-markup mechanism, specifying one or more
named properties using the Microdata itemprop attribute on the meta element
associates those named properties with the text provided by the value of the
content attribute (if any).
]]

The section for the time element reads:

[[
The time element, in combination with other linked-data/metadata markup
mechanisms, provides a ready means for expressing semantic associations with
specific times.

For example, in the Microdata metadata-markup mechanism, specifying one or more
named properties using the Microdata itemprop attribute on the time element
associates those named properties either with the time represented by the value
of the datetime, attribute, if any; or, if there is no datetime attribute, with
the text provided by the text content of the element.
]]

In each case, the intent of the first paragraph is to make the point that the
element has inherent semantics that make it useful for marking up certain cases
of metadata (regardless of any particular metadata mechanism that might be
used).

The intent of the second paragraph is to illustrate that point by giving the
example of the element's function in Microdata -- while mentioning Microdata in
the context of it being one mechanism that makes use of the inherent
metadata-amenable characteristics of the element (with no implication that
Microdata is a part of HTML5 proper).

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