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Re: RDFa and Web Directions North 2009

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 11:22:58 -0500
Message-ID: <49959E62.6060104@openlinksw.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
CC: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, Michael Bolger <michael@michaelbolger.net>, public-rdfa@w3.org, RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>


I have one question, what does this mean?

Again, I'm not certain that marketing is the right answer.  At the 
present time, the editor of the HTML 5 specification is profoundly 
unconvinced that RDFa either has a valid use case or is the best way to 
address the use cases that have been provided.  I see several ways 
forward, none of which involves battles, direction from on high, or 

1) Convince Ian that RDFa has merit.

Why does Ian have to be convinced?

All references to "Ian" are always about him being the sole decision maker.

Does an "Editor" determine the fate of a spec, solely?

I desperately hope I am simply misunderstanding the general rhetoric 
around HTML5 and RDFa.



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