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Re: A proposal for establishing an RDFa IG

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 16:55:44 -0700
Message-ID: <4A553200.2030901@adida.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Ian Hickson wrote:
>> Therein lies the problem. We want to work on RDFa and address real use
>> cases without being dependent on Ian.
> 
> Which use cases does microdata not address?

The problems with microdata have been addressed before by others, I'm
not going to spend the time going into them yet again.

But let's stop this pretense that there are two proposals of equal value
on the table.

While RDFa was getting adoption and traction, you pulled microdata out
of thin air, with no community development, because of some dubious
claims regarding RDFa (claims that, as we're showing progressively, are
very easily addressed). Meanwhile, RDFa has been deployed by Yahoo,
Google, the UK government, Creative Commons, the US government,
Slideshare, and many more.

It's time to standardize what a number of players clearly already want.

-Ben
Received on Thursday, 9 July 2009 00:06:16 GMT

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