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[wbs] response to 'ISSUE-76 - Microdata - Straw Poll for Objections'

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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 04:40:01 +0000
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The following answers have been successfully submitted to 'ISSUE-76 -
Microdata - Straw Poll for Objections' (HTML Working Group) for Michael(tm)
Smith.



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Objections to the Change Proposal to Split Microdata
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We have a Change Proposal to Separate Microdata from the HTML5
Specification. If you have strong objections to adopting this Change
Proposal, please state your objections below.

Keep in mind, you must actually state an objection, not merely cite
someone else. If you feel that your objection has already been adequately
addressed by someone else, then it is not necessary to repeat it.
Rationale: 





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Objections to the Change Proposal to Keep Microdata
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We have a Change Proposal to Keep Microdata in the HTML5 Specification. If
you have strong objections to adopting this Change Proposal, please state
your objections below.

Keep in mind, you must actually state an objection, not merely cite
someone else. If you feel that your objection has already been adequately
addressed by someone else, then it is not necessary to repeat it.
Rationale: 
The Team objects to the HTML WG proposal to include Microdata as a section
in HTML 5. The two main reasons it should be published as an independent
specification                                                              
                       
are:                                                                      
                                                                           
      
                                                                          
                                                                           
      
 * Microdata is not specific to HTML 5. As an independent specification it
 can evolve independently and be easily referenced from other markup
languages.                                                                 
                                       
                                                                          
                                                                           
      
 * Microdata is not the only mechanism available for annotating HTML
content with specific machine-readable labels. Rather than strongly promote
a preferred mechanism by direct inclusion in the specification, the Team
suggests that independence and user choice should be preferred at this
time.                                                                      
                



These answers were last modified on 18 December 2009 at 04:34:59 U.T.C.
by Michael(tm) Smith

Answers to this questionnaire can be set and changed at
http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/issue-76-objection-poll/ until
2009-12-17.

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