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[Bug 13469] Enable Web page authors to override text/IRI content

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Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 07:16:21 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #2 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-08-02 07:16:21 UTC ---
This wouldn't actually be solved by bug 13240, because <data> would still not
associate the DOM contents with the value.

There's no difference in microdata between these two:

   <div itemscope>
     <h1 itemprop=a>bla<em itemprop=b>foo</em>bla</h1>

   <div itemscope>
     <meta itemprop=a content="blafoobla">
     <meta itemprop=b content=foo>

These are _identical_ from the microdata perspective. The fact that in one some
text is shared between properties, that some text is emphasised, that there are
elements, etc, is irrelevant to the microdata model.

There would similarly be absolutely no difference between these three:

   <data itemprop=a value=foo>bar</data>
   <data itemprop=a value=foo>quux</data>
   <data itemprop=a value=foo></data>

They all convey _exactly_ the same microdata semantics.

Regarding the original request's reasons:

1. What is the use case for this? It doesn't seem necessary. There is nothing
in microdata like this currently (other than top-level microdata items being
associated with a particular element); why would adding this help?

2. This is already possible, just make sure the vocabulary defines the units.
(We learnt from scheme="" on <meta> that having this associated with the data
rather than the definition of the property is bad design.)

3. The assertion in this reason seems false. It does not permit such checking
as far as I can tell. If it did, the whole feature wouldn't be necessary at

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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: No compelling use cases.

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