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Re: Data blocks, not marked up content

From: Lin Clark <lin.w.clark@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 10:25:32 +0100
Message-ID: <CACho_AvkQc3OLVgYqCXH8sZ9v9vVEyfdjQSMURUWgUoicd7UAw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>, Gavin Carothers <gavin@topquadrant.com>, public-html-data-tf <public-html-data-tf@w3.org>
On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 8:26 AM, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:
>
> ... or using a style="display:none" with real content (for properties).
>

I don't think we want to advocate using display:none with real content.
There are concerns (valid or not) from a lot of Web developers that if you
include a lot of content on your page that has "display:none", that the
search engines will penalize you.

For example, here is a recent blog post criticizing
DISCUS<http://homebiss.blogspot.com/2011/09/disqus-display-none-google-panda.html>for
doing this.



> The microdata spec also allows, afaik, the <link> and <meta> elements in
> the body if used with microdata attributes. Which is a good approach. I
> would like to see that possibility extended to RDFa, too. The simplest
> approach would be to allow <link> and <meta> in the body in general. The
> RDFa processing model would handle those out of the box.
>
> Maybe this is a recommendation this group could make to HTML5


I strongly agree on this. It would be poor usability otherwise, because
there is no clear reason why one syntax should be different than the other
in this regard, from a content author's perspective.

-Lin
Received on Friday, 7 October 2011 09:26:10 GMT

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