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

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 19:00:02 -0500
Message-ID: <7c2a12e20912031600m59b00121h7668b99d21f1d523@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 6:33 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> If we honestly can't decide between Technology A and B, and they're
> both 'good enough', then we should just decide arbitrarily on one or
> the other.

I agree with this.  The current situation is extremely confusing for
authors.  There are two technologies that do basically the same thing,
and it's not clear whether both are going to exist in the long term.
This leaves both in an uncertain position and makes me, at least, very
reluctant to use either.  IMO, the Working Group should decide on one
of the two and move on.  Either deprecate RDFa in favor of microdata,
or ditch microdata and promote RDFa to the main spec.  I favor
microdata, but I would much prefer that microdata be dropped and (some
version of) RDFa be in the main spec than that both exist indefinitely
in parallel.

If anyone would *ideally* like to see both developed equally in
separate specs rather than one or the other deprecated or dropped,
could they please say so?  I get the impression that most people here
would really prefer that one or the other be the only spec around.  If
my impression is right, then working on both (in whatever format) is a
poor compromise.
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