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From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 07:25:14 +0000 (UTC)
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0905220723160.7824@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

There was a lot of discussion about microdata annotations in the past few 
months on the WHATWG list, and after a great deal of discussion, I 
collected the use cases that I could find in the discussion, and then 
tried to address them one by one. My e-mails on this topic are as follows:

   Getting data out of poorly written Web pages
   http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-May/019595.html

   Allowing authors to keep track of where content originates
   http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-May/019620.html

   Helping people seaching for content filtered by license
   http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-May/019668.html

   Allowing authors to annotate their documents to explain things for readers
   http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-May/019672.html

   Annotating structured data that HTML has no semantics for
   http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-May/019681.html

   Exposing known data types in a reusable way
   http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-May/019833.html

   Providing enhanced search results
   http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-May/019834.html

   Dragging or copying data between sites
   http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-May/019835.html

   Writing authoring tools and validators for custom microdata vocabularies
   http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-May/019839.html

   Removing the need for separate feeds
   http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-May/019884.html

   Use cases for which I haven't been able to find solutions
   http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-May/019886.html

HTH,
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