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

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:19:06 -0700
Cc: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <69EABC48-2A7B-4669-AA67-F34ECDC3E97D@apple.com>
To: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>

On Oct 15, 2009, at 12:15 PM, Shelley Powers wrote:

>>> Is that your defense of Microdata? Leave it in, because we can  
>>> just pull in
>>> a later version of HTML? I can't believe that, you must have more  
>>> extensive
>>> reasons for your interest. Could you provide those?
>> I don't care whether Microdata or RDFa end up in the spec, not in the
>> spec, or ditched entirely.  I do think that it would be more
>> productive for the HTMLWG to resolve it one way or the other,  
>> however.
>> That way it can move on to discussing other issues where discussion
>> might actually prove fruitful.
> I will take exception to this. This item was specifically an action  
> item assigned to Manu Sporny, from the HTML WG chairs: have a  
> discussion about moving Microdata to a separate specification.
> I'll ask for the W3C chair(s) to comment on your request to move on  
> to something more "fruitful".

My comment:

The issue of Microdata has been escalated according to the process.  
Discussion is appropriate while Manu finishes off his Change Proposal  
(I think he's got most of the needed content) and after he formally  
proposes it to the group. Once we make a WG decision, then it will be  
time to move on. Until then, please let's not shut down the  
conversation. People are participating in an appropriate and non- 
disruptive way, and this process will help us get to a definitive  

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