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Re: htmldata-ISSUE-1 (Microdata Vocabulary): Vocabulary specific parsing for Microdata

From: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 11:13:56 -0700
To: HTML Data Task Force WG <public-html-data-tf@w3.org>
Message-id: <m21uu6civv.fsf@eoconnor.apple.com>
Hi,

I think ISSUE-1 is based on a misunderstanding. The issue is titled
"Vocabulary specific parsing for Microdata," which implies that the
Microdata parser requires vocabulary knowledge to do its thing. This is
not the case. The Microdata parsing algorithm is vocabulary-agnostic:

http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/microdata.html#associating-names-with-items


Ted

(Doing something useful with the data that comes out the other end does
require some knowledge of the vocabulary's domain, but that's of course
true of all data formats.)
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