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Re: Does anyone like microdata?

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 16:18:03 +0300
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <72EA83C9-006C-43E0-96D6-83378E8253B0@iki.fi>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
On Jun 26, 2009, at 06:42, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> Does anyone agree with the inclusion of the microdata section?

I agree with its inclusion.

> It's certainly possible for a solution that no one likes to be the  
> right answer, I would be concerned with a feature that had a  
> constituency of 0. In particular, does anyone think microdata is  
> better than including no solutions to address the use cases at which  
> it is aimed?

I do. It addresses what I think are the main problems with  
microformats (lack of well-defined processing model for consumers and  
document conformance definition for producers) and RDFa (prefix-based  
indirection, use of syntax that parses differently in XML and text/ 
html and complexity of the graph-based model and processing rules).

Henri Sivonen
Received on Tuesday, 30 June 2009 13:19:27 UTC

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