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

From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2009 15:31:33 -0800 (PST)
To: "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, "'Martin McEvoy'" <martin@weborganics.co.uk>
Cc: "'Toby Inkster'" <tai@g5n.co.uk>, "'public-html'" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009901ca785e$94191090$bc4b31b0$@edu>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 8 Dec 2009, Martin McEvoy wrote:
>
> > It would allow microdata to become language-neutral, and more modular,
> > allowing people to use and develop microdata for their own specs and
> > not worry too much about the effects, constraints or changes in HTML.
> 
> Making microdata language-neutral would make it far less compelling than
> it is. The integration with HTML is one of its main qualities.
> 

So is this sort of like saying that if microdata was language neutral
(i.e. Universal Design) it would be less useful then if used in it's
current fashion (i.e. Feature for only one user-group - HTMLers)?

Interesting...

JF
Received on Tuesday, 8 December 2009 23:32:36 UTC

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