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

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 16:22:39 +0200
To: "Shelley Powers" <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.u1uh71kz64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Thu, 15 Oct 2009 15:39:00 +0200, Shelley Powers  
<shelleyp@burningbird.net> wrote:
> Forget RDFa for the moment: what is it about Microdata that's important  
> to you, personally?

Microdata is basically microformats without all the problems and without  
the complexity of RDFa.

I don't think removing Microdata from HTML5 because HTML5 is too big is a  
good argument personally. I agree that it would be good if HTML5 was made  
smaller, but then we should make an effort to remove the bits that are not  
(proposed to be) core to HTML. Rather it should be about splitting out the  
Window object, script execution, event loop and queue, and other such  
aspects. That would make the specification on HTML more focused I think,  
removing core bits of the language just makes it scattered.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 15 October 2009 14:23:44 UTC

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