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[Bug 14508] The specification should allow authors to just add itemtype as a property without also having to add the itemscope property; this makes using html5 microdata easier and more terse.

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Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:03:34 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14508

Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com> 2011-10-19 10:03:33 UTC ---
Quoting <http://blog.whatwg.org/usability-testing-html5>:

Third, people were confused by the scoping nature of the "item" attribute. Some
of our participants never understood scoping at all, and most of the
participants who understood the concept were still quite confused by the "item"
attribute. We were encouraged, however, by one variant 1 participant's sudden
enlightenment when they saw variant 3's "itemscope" attribute, and by the
reaction of the variant 3 participant to the "itemscope" attribute compared to
the reactions that the other two variants' participants had to their "item"
attributes. This is why we split "item" into "itemtype" and "itemscope",
instead of just using "itemtype".

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