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

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2009 09:17:22 -0800
Cc: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <76B53437-A777-4876-A375-AA364D213657@apple.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>

On Dec 4, 2009, at 8:27 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:

> Shelley Powers wrote:
>> We need to focus, rather than bring up past decisions and actions. We
>> need to focus if we want to have any chance of closing these issues.
>> The only open item right now with Issue 76, as far as I know, is what
>> to do with Microdata. Chairs, am I incorrect in this?
> I won't speak for others in the group, but I will say that what the  
> chairs are focused on is on concrete proposals.  For issue 76, we  
> have two at the moment.  If the owners of those proposals wish to  
> revise those proposals based on input, great.  If others wish to  
> bring forward new proposals, great.
> I can say that discussions concerning reactions to what one person  
> thinks another person may have in mind and may have said outside the  
> context of a specific proposal are examples of things that I an  
> *NOT* focused on at the moment.

Indeed, discussion should be focused on the contents of actual  
proposals. With respect to Shelley's original question, I will note  
that both submitted Change Proposals cite RDFa extensively in their  
rationale. It is fair game to discuss and question the rationale for  
either or both change proposals. And that may entail references to  
RDFa, even though changing what we are doing with RDFa is not  
suggested in either proposal.

> With respect to issue 76, at the present time, I don't see unanimity  
> in the working group, as such, I expect that we will need to follow  
> the following process:
> http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies#managing-dissent

This does seem likely.

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