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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 16:59:54 -0500
Message-ID: <4B1834DA.9010002@intertwingly.net>
To: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
James Graham wrote:
> 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.

Do you have a concrete proposal to offer?

> 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.

I don't see the word "unfair" in Manu's Change Proposal.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Thursday, 3 December 2009 22:00:28 UTC

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