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Re: Dropping Microdata entirely

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2009 15:13:15 -0600
Message-ID: <643cc0270912051313x49247a08n8d27b73a666ab1cd@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 2:28 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> On Dec 5, 2009, at 6:58 AM, Shelley Powers wrote:
>> I had forgotten about the TAG request to remove Microdata[1]. This bug
>> did get tied to Issue 76.
> The TAG's request was to remove Microdata from the main spec. We confirmed
> that they have no objection to publishing it separately.
>> If it is the proper issue, then I will be writing a change proposal
>> specifically about removing Microdata. It won't be a counter-proposal.
>> Chairs, is this acceptable, even though, technically, I may be beyond
>> deadlines?
>> I can have the proposal finished before next week's teleconference.
> Technically, a Change Proposal that didn't recommend publishing Microdata as
> a separate spec in addition to removing it from the main spec would not
> prevent us from ever publishing it. Nor does Manu's entirely require us to
> publish it. To publish a new draft, it would have to meet the FPWD
> requirements (three independent contributors and passes an FPWD resolution).
> The way to opposte that would be to object to the FPWD resolution when it
> comes up. I don't think a Change Proposal can really require the Working
> Group to decide one way or another on a future FPWD resolution.
> Given this, if you have additional rationale to back up removing Microdata
> from the main spec, I suggest you take a shot at working with Manu to
> incorporate it into a single Change Proposal before making a separate one.
> If you find you can't work with him, then a separate Change Proposal would
> be fine. However, the Chairs would like to move on this issue soon. While we
> have not decided on a timeline yet, we probably won't grant significant time
> for additional alternate proposals.

The issue came up during a discussion with Ian in another thread. But
if discarding Microdata and splitting it into another spec are
equivalent from an HTML5 perspective, then that should address Ian's

> Regards,
> Maciej

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