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[Bug 14465] If itemid is a unique identifier, then should the Microdata DOM API include a method for retrieving a Node by itemid, similar to GetElementById()?

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Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 16:41:56 +0000
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Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> 2011-10-14 16:41:55 UTC ---
No, the thing being uniquely identified by @itemid is not the Microdata item,
but rather whatever the Microdata item's properties are talking about.  For
example, the @itemid may be pointing to an isbn: url, which uniquely identifies
a particular edition of a book.  

It is perfectly fine to have multiple Microdata items with the same @itemid on
a single page - they're just each defining properties for the same unique item.

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