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Objection to Microdata Candidate Recommendation

From: Steve Battle <steve.battle@sysemia.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:07:17 -0000
Message-ID: <fd989e6cdce0d0a803a96aeaf68cfbcb@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html-comments@w3.org
I am the W3C AC rep for Sysemia, and am currently active on the Linked Data
Platform working group http://www.w3.org/2012/ldp that is working on
RESTful protocols for RDF linked-data. Many of the implementations of this
platform support automated transformation of RDF content into HTML, and we
see full RDFa 1.1 as a key technology in this space. Unfortunately, the
waters will be muddied if the inferior Microdata ever becomes
recommendation. Worse still, this could be a huge step-backwards for the
W3C linked-data community if we have to devise ad-hoc ways to shoehorn RDF
models into Microdata which lacks basic capabilities to convey datatypes
and multiple types. For these reasons I urge you to reconsider the push
towards candidate recommendation for Microdata, and to consider publication
as a W3C note.



Regards, Steve Battle.





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