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Re: Microdata design philosophies

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 20:41:02 -0400
Message-ID: <4AD9129E.1060504@intertwingly.net>
To: martin@weborganics.co.uk
CC: public-html@w3.org
Martin McEvoy wrote:
> 
> It ridiculous, and it gets worse the further along you get. its an ugly 
> specification, totally unexpected from a learned community.

This is *NOT* constructive.  Focus.

I assume that you are trying to make one of the following points.

1) Microdata should be a separate spec.  If so, the argument you are 
making in this email is off topic at best.

2) Microdata is suboptimal for certain use cases.  If so, it this input 
is not constructive.  Specific bug reports would be much more helpful.

3) Microdata is something that you would never use.  If you can cite 
specifics about adoption by other people may make your life harder, that 
would be helpful.  But again: specifics.

If you are trying to make a point other than one of these three, then I 
simply don't understand the point that you are trying to make, and I 
assume that others don't either.  If so, please try to get to the point. 
  If not, then please move on.  General statements about vague dangers 
won't convince anyone.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Saturday, 17 October 2009 00:41:38 UTC

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