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[Bug 7542] Remove Section 5. Microdata

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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 21:18:56 +0000
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--- Comment #9 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>  2009-09-22 21:18:56 ---
(In reply to comment #8)
> > If you didn't get feedback from anyone who provided requirements and use cases,
> > you must realize that your effort was contrary to the interests of the larger
> > community. 
> I did get feedback from a number of people who provided requirements and use
> cases.
> > Anyone not willing to stand up and give their name and their opinion in public
> > is irrelevant.
> It's irrelevant how many people are willing to support a feature or not. I'm
> writing the spec based on technical merit, not appeals to authority, and not
> based on how many people in the small HTMLWG I can get to support a feature.
> > So, I will take your answer as no, no one who gave requirements or use cases
> > has responded positively to Microdata. 
> Then you are either not listening to what I'm saying, or you're calling me a
> liar. Either way, there's no way to have a productive discussion from that
> point.

That is not a mature response. It's also not a response that should be condoned
in a W3C woring group.

I listed out several people who I know of who gave user requirements and use
cases in your initial request. I pulled these names from the documentation you
provided. I stated that as far as I know, none of these people have responded

You stated others have provided use cases and requirements, and that Microdata
fit their needs. I asked, specifically who they are, and what are the use
cases, so that we, the global audience, can verify for ourselves how well
Microdata meets the requirements.

You respond with either I'm not listening, or I'm calling you a liar. Frankly,
that's a disturbing response to receive from someone who is the author of a W3C

If you're not willing to put the Microdata section to a true test, then it is
definitely not good to go for the HTML5 specification, and must be removed.
When you're willing to put the section to a rigorous test against all stated
use cases (which should become test cases), then we can see about putting it
back in.

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