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[Bug 13465] Implement datatyping in Microdata

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--- Comment #6 from Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> 2011-08-21 19:08:18 UTC ---
This requirement places an unnecessary burden on Web authors, e.g. forcing
those that author in imperial or metric units to the opposite method, as well
as forcing how they express units of measurement counter to common cultural
practices. For example, requiring all recipes to be expressed in imperial units
or all recipes to be expressed in metric units is unnecessary when a computer
could do a simple conversion from one to the other. While the ideal world would
have everyone standardized on a single system of units, we don't live in an
ideal world. Forcing the users of a particular vocabulary to use a system of
measurement that is unfamiliar to them is an unnecessary requirement.

The resolution does not address my concern. The editor has responded in the
same way in the past and there is no reason to believe that he will change his
mind now. I do not plan to escalate this issue, but note that this is a bad
design decision, IMHO.

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