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

From: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 21:18:39 +0200
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>, "Manu Sporny" <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, "HTMLWG WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u1s09dh0sr6mfa@worf>
On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 20:49:29 +0200, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  

> Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
>> ...
>> Personally, I support the inclusion of Microdata in HTML5 as it is a  
>> fairly simple syntax/model and a DOM interface which should be familar  
>> to web developers while still solving real use cases. I can't see any  
>> real benefits from breaking it out into a separate spec, especially  
>> given that the actual elements and attributes would need to stay in  
>> HTML5.
>> ...
> Why would the elements and attributes need to stay in HTML5?

Because HTML5 has no mechanism for extending the language with  
elements/attributes in a conforming way. At least that's my understanding,  
I way very well be wrong. In any event, even if it were easy to split it  
out I see no benefit for HTML5 at large or Microdata. Discussion on this  
issue is futile however, I am just stating my opinion here and am sure  
this issue will be forced to a vote before it can be settled.

Philip Jägenstedt
Received on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 19:18:02 UTC

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