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

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:22:38 +0300
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F15EC8E0-46A7-4457-883D-560002BA43C0@iki.fi>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
On Oct 14, 2009, at 18:45, Manu Sporny wrote:

> 2. Ensuring that all normative references to RDFa and Microdata are
>   removed from the HTML5 specification:
>   http://html5.digitalbazaar.com/specs/html5-nosemantics.html

I think you mean removing normative references to Microdata. It's  
rather misleading to suggest you are removing normative references to  
RDFa when there are none to begin with.

> * Having the RDFa and Microdata specification separate from the HTML5
> specification will allow those technologies to evolve independently  
> from
> HTML5 (after REC).

I don't think Microdata needs to be split for this reason. If it  
really turns out there's a need to update Microdata before the  
bureaucracy cycle makes updating HTML itself feasible, that bridge can  
be crossed when/if we get there by publishing a delta spec then.

I don't support the removal of Microdata from HTML5 and I don't  
support the inclusion of RDFa in HTML5. This is because I think they  
aren't equally good choices for the Web.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Thursday, 15 October 2009 09:23:13 UTC

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