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Re: Draft Note for HTML WG

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 13:25:54 +0100
Message-ID: <CAFNgM+Yx0nhAtFN1d01Rkc2zvyuwW05rr9b52V3pTO1PmjYXFA@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML Data Task Force WG <public-html-data-tf@w3.org>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Hi Henri,

> Henri Sivonen:
> On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 1:18 PM, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org> wrote:
>> We announced Schema.org's support for the RDFa Lite view of RDFa on friday.
>
> Who is "we"? Has schema.org expanded from the Google-dominated Google/Bing/Yahoo! group?

We being the multi-company team behind schema.org, and who signed off
on http://blog.schema.org/2011/11/using-rdfa-11-lite-with-schemaorg.html

(I'm working on Schema.org as a Google contractor)

In my experience so far, all the partners are serious about the
initiative, are contributing in different ways, and are seeing value
in moving more of the day to day work on the vocabulary into more
public space (although not into formal standardisation). Hence
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/interest/webschema.html and nearby; the Web
Schemas taskforce (sibling effort to this one) is the main public
discussion forum and feedback channel for schema.org.

The group of search engines supporting the schemas is growing; Yandex
announced support recently,
http://blog.schema.org/2011/11/yandex-now-supports-schemaorg-markup.html

>> Now this
>> doesn't mean that all Schema.org-supporting search engines will gain
>> RDFa Lite powers overnight, of course.
>
>Are they all committed to gaining RDFa Lite powers?

We don't discuss product plans, priorities or features, and I won't
speculate here. There was consensus that the move to simplify RDFa was
well motivated and that Lite seems to be heading in a healthy
direction that's worth supporting. And Google, Bing and Yahoo! are
already consuming RDFa in various ways...

cheers,

Dan
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