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Re: ISSUE-73 (Overlap of "predefined vocabularies" with other specifications), was: Concerns about new section "predefined vocabularies"

From: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 10:35:16 +0200
Message-ID: <4A5EE644.7000103@opera.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Ian Hickson wrote:

> Do we want to drop support for dragging contact information from the Web 
> to native apps just so that we can change which spec holds what? That 
> seems weird. (We could split the sections out and have bidirectional 
> normative references instead, but that seems to defeat the point of 
> extracting the sections.)

That does seem unfortunate but it could also be solved (in a more 
flexible way) by native apps getting support for the HTML5 microdata 
format. Obviously this is less than ideal since it means that many 
native apps would have to be updated compared with relatively few 
browsers. However it may be good enough as a first step. I think it is 
only a critical problem if DnD to native calendar/address book apps is 
seen as the killer feature of microdata. Otherwise it seems reasonable 
to leave this out initially (i.e. for HTML5) and add support for it if 
it is needed (and implementors seem interested) later.
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