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

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 20:43:11 +0100
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20090513194311.GB10018@stripey.com>
Ben Adida writes:

> Philip Taylor wrote:
> > * <meta> is moved to head by FF 2.0, FF 3.0, Safari 3.2, Chrome 2.0
> > * <meta> stays in body in IE6, IE8, Opera 10
> Interesting changes, thanks for the info. Still seems problematic to
> me,  especially re <meta>, which is also expected to stay in the body
> in html5:
>   http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#meta

How would such a problem manifest itself?  Firefox 3 doesn't know about
the microdata concept or any microdata vocabularies, and as such won't
be interpreting any microdata regardless of what it does with <meta>.

A parser that does care about microdata (for example, a search engine
crawler) and presents that in some way to a user doesn't require that
user's browser to know about the microdata.

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