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Re: Why bound prefixes are an anti-pattern in language design

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 21:37:26 +0000 (UTC)
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Cc: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, Martin McEvoy <martin@weborganics.co.uk>, Othar Hansson <othar@othar.com>, RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908072135280.28566@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 7 Aug 2009, Danny Ayers wrote:
> 2009/8/7 Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>:
> > 
> > Microdata (in HTML5) has unambiguity and consistency without 
> > sacrificing the ease of use, at least not from the use of prefix 
> > binding mechanisms.
> 
> I honestly hope you are right - but the evidence I've seen so far 
> suggests microdata is a cargo cult rendition of RDF.

Could you elaborate on that? If there are specific concerns I could allay, 
either by addressing them in the specification or by some other means, I 
would be more than happy to do so.

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