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From: Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:35:55 -0800
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To: public-html-comments@w3.org
I also share Manu Sporny's concerns expressed in [1].  I have followed
the debate, the special task force results, and have extensively
reviewed and used both RDFa and Microdata.  As RDFa has already been
approved by the W3C membership as a recommendation, we should not have
two recommendations that cover the same area (annotations in HTML).

RDFa lite works quite well to cover the uses of Microdata for
consumers like schema.org.

I've also implemented RDFa within the browser via Javascript [2] and
found it to be a straight-forward technology to implement.  Based on
my knowledge of WebKit internals, browser vendors should be able to
adapt their technologies to implement RDFa if they so desired.

Meanwhile, we should focus our attention on how the proposed Microdata
API and RDFa API could be merged to address scripting concerns.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2012Nov/0177.html
[2] http://code.google.com/p/green-turtle/

-- 
--Alex Milowski
"The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language
considered."

Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics
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