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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 16:28:54 +0200
Message-ID: <4AD731A6.3060900@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, public-html@w3.org
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Oct 2009 15:39:00 +0200, Shelley Powers 
> <shelleyp@burningbird.net> wrote:
>> Forget RDFa for the moment: what is it about Microdata that's 
>> important to you, personally?
> 
> Microdata is basically microformats without all the problems and without 
> the complexity of RDFa.
> 
> I don't think removing Microdata from HTML5 because HTML5 is too big is 
> a good argument personally. I agree that it would be good if HTML5 was 
> made smaller, but then we should make an effort to remove the bits that 
> are not (proposed to be) core to HTML. Rather it should be about 
> splitting out the Window object, script execution, event loop and queue, 
> and other such aspects. That would make the specification on HTML more 
> focused I think, removing core bits of the language just makes it 
> scattered.

You make it say as if anybody was suggesting removing "core bits". What 
we disagree on is whether microdata is a "core bit" or not.

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 15 October 2009 14:29:34 UTC

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