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

From: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009 20:21:41 +0000
Message-ID: <20091203202141.xlojc27268okk8ws@staff.opera.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Quoting Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>:

> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/references.html#references
>
> ... or it would mean that HTML5's current organization is not ideal.
>
> Care to comment?

Whilst I am not Tab, I can say that I find the current organization of  
the spec less easy to use than the previous unsplit document.

On the other hand I accept that in some cases other considerations  
might be more important than how usable the spec is for me. In the  
specific case of microdata however many of the arguments presented for  
splitting the spec seem to boil down to it being "unfair" to have  
microdata in the main spec and RDFa outside it. I don't think  
arguments based on perceived fairness are valid technical arguments  
and as such I don't think they should be given much weight.
Received on Thursday, 3 December 2009 20:22:33 UTC

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