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Re: ISSUE-76: Need feedback on splitting Microdata into separate specification

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2009 10:29:22 +0000 (UTC)
To: Martin McEvoy <martin@weborganics.co.uk>
Cc: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0912081028020.16061@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 8 Dec 2009, Martin McEvoy wrote:
> Splitting microdata from the main HTML5 spec *is* a good thing then, It 
> would allow microdata to become language-neutral, and more modular, 
> allowing people to use and develop microdata for their own specs and not 
> worry too much about the effects, constraints or changes in HTML.

Making microdata language-neutral would make it far less compelling than 
it is. The integration with HTML is one of its main qualities.

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