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Re: HTML 5 - Licensing Works

From: Hal Abelson <hal@mit.edu>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 22:26:58 -0400
Message-ID: <3eb9a100908221926q75cd1891i6ab84e0ed406920f@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>, Renato Iannella <renato@nicta.com.au>, public-pling@w3.org, Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>, Mike Linksvayer <ml@creativecommons.org>, Nathan Yergler <nathan@creativecommons.org>
Dan,

Thanks.   I wonder what part of "distributed etensibility" Ian doesn't
understand.

==Hal



On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 3:37 AM, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 3:35 AM, Hal Abelson<hal@mit.edu> wrote:
> > Is there a reason for choosing to write itemprop=license rather the
> > rel=license?
>
> That's the system of the "microdata" proposal, which is what Ian Hixie
> (HTML5 editor) added to their spec after long and sometimes heated
> discussion with members of the RDFa community. It is based on RDFa but
> with various adjustments and changes. Discussion is ongoing as to
> whether it's a good thing, a travesty, a step in the right direction,
> or whatever.
>
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/microdata.html
> http://ajaxian.com/archives/hixie-discusses-the-addition-of-html5-microdata
> http://fberriman.com/2009/05/24/html5-microdata-over-cooked/
>
> Here's another example:
>
> <div item>
>  <p>My name is <span itemprop="name">Neil</span>.</p>
>  <p>My band is called <span itemprop="band">Four Parts Water</span>.</p>
>  <p>I am <span itemprop="nationality">British</span>.</p>
> </div>
>
> The "item" piece here is non-XML HTML. I'm not sure how it would be
> written in HTML5's XML version (but it clearly won't copy/paste well
> into XML environments).
>
> hope this helps,
>
> Dan
>
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