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Re: ISSUE-76: Need feedback on splitting Microdata into separate specification

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009 14:31:19 -0500
Message-ID: <4B181207.80604@intertwingly.net>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 3:35 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> I don't think this position has consensus even among those who want to keep
>> Microdata in the spec. It's simply impracticable.
> 
> Eh, it makes sense to me, and it's Hixie's position as well.

If Hixie has a position, I would prefer it he were to state it himself.

As to whether or not it makes sense or not, I will step forward and say 
that I suspect that I don't fully understand it.  Let's start with the 
first assertion:

> All good specs which integrate with HTML5 should, ideally, be a part
> of HTML5.

To my (perhaps naive) reading, that would mean either that many of the 
following are not good specs:

http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/references.html#references

... or it would mean that HTML5's current organization is not ideal.

Care to comment?

I will also note that a number of specs in that list that have Ian's 
name on them, (example: http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-abarth-mime-sniff).

- Sam Ruby
Received on Thursday, 3 December 2009 19:32:05 UTC

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