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Re: microdata use cases and Getting data out of poorly written Web pages

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 23:22:51 +0000 (UTC)
To: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0905112314110.7824@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sun, 10 May 2009, Ben Adida wrote:
> In addition, this proposal *specifically* conflicts with RDFa by reusing 
> RDFa attributes (i.e. @property) with a different interpretation. In 
> other words, of all possible approaches to the problem, the HTML5 group 
> chose an approach that specifically conflicts with the only other 
> existing W3C spec for the given use cases. I think this may be a W3C 
> first.
> I absolutely cannot live with that.
> I note, as a side point, that it's fairly clear this conflict was by 
> design (since it was said that @property is "borrowed from RDFa"). In 
> other words, whereas typical W3C groups go out of their way to prevent 
> conflict with other specs, this group is currently actively creating 
> conflict.

I've renamed the property="" attribute to itemprop="".

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