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[Bug 20082] Change Microdata specification track to W3C Note

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Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:45:33 +0000
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Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|WONTFIX                     |---

--- Comment #5 from Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> ---
The question before the HTML WG at the time was whether or not to split
Microdata out of the HTML5 specification, not the publishing track for the
Microdata document.

At the time the decision was made, RDFa Lite 1.1 did not exist, RDFa Lite 1.1
was not a W3C Recommendation, nor did the RDFa and Microdata functionality so
greatly overlap as they do now.

The decision states the following under the "Revisiting the issue" section:

"If Microdata and RDFa converge in syntax..."

Since Microdata can be interpreted as RDFa based on a simple search-and-replace
of attributes that the languages have effectively converged on syntax except
for the attribute names.

The proposal is not to have work on Microdata stopped. I am not suggesting we
switch to the "Mad Max" option. Let work on Microdata proceed in this group,
but let it proceed on the W3C Note publication track.

I request that this issue is escalated to an HTML WG issue.

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