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Re: Microdata vocabulary specifications

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 11:44:37 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0910041143310.3716@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sun, 4 Oct 2009, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Oct 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> > > On Oct 3, 2009, at 6:52 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > As part of the recent Microdata update, I removed the predefined 
> > > > vocabularies from HTML5. Would the working group like these 
> > > > vocabularies to be published as separate deliverables of the HTMLWG?
> > > 
> > > I think that would be a good idea. If the working group is agreeable, 
> > > I'll propose that removing predefined vocabularies and publishing them 
> > > separately should be the resolution to ISSUE-73. 
> > > <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/73>
> > 
> > I assume that this means that HTML5 would not reference these new 
> > documents, or, if it would, just informatively?
> 
> I've updated the spec and generated the three new specs, and the HTML5 
> spec does not reference the new documents.
> 
> (I also took out the various features of HTML5 that previously used those 
> vocabularies, so e.g. HTML5 no longer supports drag-and-drop of 
> microdata-annotated vCards to programs like AddressBook.app.)

(Incidentaly, a side-effect of this is that the HTML-to-Atom conversion 
algorithm can no longer output valid Atom. It used to rely on the vCard 
vocabulary to get the value of <author>, but this is no longer possible 
since there's no reference to the vocabulary specs.)

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