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Re: Microdata design philosophies

From: Martin McEvoy <martin@weborganics.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 16:39:12 +0100
Message-ID: <4AD9E520.3010704@weborganics.co.uk>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
CC: public-html@w3.org
Hello Sam.

Sam Ruby wrote:
> 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.

Sorry..

>
> I assume that you are trying to make one of the following points.
>
> 1) Microdata should be a separate spec.  

Yes it should..

> If so, the argument you are making in this email is off topic at best. 

I wasnt discussing that, we were discussing my assertion that, Microdata 
is not "Designed for humans first and machines second". but the 
discussion has drifted to Microdata is bogus semantics.
>
> 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.

No at this present time I would not use it, its suboptimal for my needs. 
and in my view it doesn't add any value to HTML
>
> 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.
>
I am going to respond further, but in a separate email.

Best wishes.

-- 

Martin McEvoy

http://weborganics.co.uk/

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Dr. James Lovelock, The Ages of Gaia
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