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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 18:50:02 +0200
Message-ID: <4AD8A43A.1010901@gmx.de>
To: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, public-html@w3.org
James Graham wrote:
> One point that has not, as far as I can tell, thus far been raised in 
> favour of keeping Microdata in the spec: Hixie has previously reported 
> that the amount of feedback on sections that have been removed has 
> dropped compared to when they were in the main spec (sorry I only 
> remember this from IRC and don't have a reference handy). So keeping 
> microdata in the main spec ensures that it receives the greatest 
> possible amount of input from people interested in HTML5 but unaware of 
> all the history behind what is in different documents. Such people exist 
> for sure because they regularly appear on IRC asking why X is missing 
> from HTML5, where X is a feature that has been spun off into a different 
> spec. Having microdata in the HTML5 spec for Last Call in particular 
> will ensure that the attention and wide review that happens during the 
> this period also focuses attention on microdata, thus helping to improve 
> the technology.

That sounds like an argument to add RDFa to the main spec then.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 16 October 2009 16:50:45 UTC

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