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CfC: remove Microdata from HTML 5.0, incorporate Microdata into 5.1, publish Microdata doc as a W3C note

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Wed, 01 May 2013 12:27:49 -0400
Message-ID: <51814285.8060209@intertwingly.net>
To: "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>
This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to remove all references to Microdata 
from the HTML 5.0 CR draft, incorporate Microdata in its entirety into 
the HTML 5.1 editors draft, and to terminate development of the separate 
"HTML Microdata" document, and to publish the results as a W3C Note.

Silence will be taken to mean there is no objection, but positive
responses are encouraged. If there are no objections by Thursday,
May 9th, this resolution will carry.

Note that the current working target for HTML 5.1 is 2016, and that even 
if this resolution passes it is expected that this topic will be 
revisited periodically.

- Sam Ruby

On 04/24/2013 07:17 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:
> This was a topic of discussion at the F2F[1]
> Summary: during a CR advancement call with the Director, we noticed a
> merge failure.  While that was corrected, Blink chose to remove
> Microdata API.  Oprah is EOL'ing Presto.  We have other signs of lack of
> industry momentum for Microdata.
> Four ways forward were discussed:
> 1) Remove references to Microdata from the HTML specification, and
> publish Microdata as a note.
> 2) Remove Microdata API from the Microdata and HTML specifications, and
> advance that document to CR.
> 3) Fold Microdata into HTML 5.1, remove from 5.0, and revisit
> periodically during the development of 5.1.
> 4) Remove Microdata API and fold into HTML 5.0.
> My sense of the sentiment in the room at the time of the discussion was
> that there was considerable support for option 3, and there were various
> levels of objections to options 1, 2, and 4.  While some clearly
> preferred other options, everybody could live with option 3.
> The purpose of this note is twofold:
> 1) Solicit other options that those in the room might have missed.
> 2) Solicit additional objections to any of these options, in particular
> the third alternative.
> - Sam Ruby
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2013/04/23-html-wg-minutes.html#item04
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