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

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 14:08:34 -0700
Message-ID: <63df84f0910191408t198a6404x85e762a575412d28@mail.gmail.com>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 12:03 PM, Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net> wrote:
>
> Le 18 oct. 2009 à 02:40, Jonas Sicking a écrit :
>>
>> I'm planning on getting microdata implemented in Firefox. We'd do this
>> by implementing the DOM APIs described in the spec,
>
> Have you tried to implement RDFa or are you willing to try?

I have not personally no. But the operator extension mentioned in this
thread apparently has some support. Don't know what that support looks
like though.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4106

> Quick search into Mozilla Bugzilla.
>
> # Both rdfa and microdata lead to nothing
>  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=rdfa
>  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=microdata

I'll leave it up to the reader to draw conclusions from this.

> # Microformat gives information.
>  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=microformat
>  specifically
>  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=377450
>
> I do not see a lot of support for microdata so far
> http://www.google.com/search?q=%22microdata+support%22
> http://www.google.com/search?q=%22microdata+implementation%22
>
> rdfa has gained a lot of traction
> http://www.google.com/search?q=%22rdfa+support%22
> http://www.google.com/search?q=%22rdfa+implementation%22
>
> as microformats too.
> http://www.google.com/search?q=%22microformat+support%22
> http://www.google.com/search?q=%22microformat+implementation%22

This doesn't surprise me at all given how new microdata is. It's not
even in a last-call wd yet.

As an aside: I don't really see microformats as a comparative
technology to rdfa or microdata. Microformats are the actual
vocabularies people build. RDFa, microdata, the HTML4 class/rel/etc
attributes are the technologies you can build these microformat
vocabularies on. Don't know if you intended to compare them as
comparative technologies or not, just wanted to make my perception
clear.

/ Jonas
Received on Monday, 19 October 2009 21:09:27 UTC

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