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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:14:59 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0910161014g3f933095pd52636ce663b9fb2@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, public-html@w3.org
On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 11:50 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> James Graham wrote:
>> One point that has not, as far as I can tell, thus far been raised in
>> favour of keeping Microdata in the spec: Hixie has previously reported that
>> the amount of feedback on sections that have been removed has dropped
>> compared to when they were in the main spec (sorry I only remember this from
>> IRC and don't have a reference handy). So keeping microdata in the main spec
>> ensures that it receives the greatest possible amount of input from people
>> interested in HTML5 but unaware of all the history behind what is in
>> different documents. Such people exist for sure because they regularly
>> appear on IRC asking why X is missing from HTML5, where X is a feature that
>> has been spun off into a different spec. Having microdata in the HTML5 spec
>> for Last Call in particular will ensure that the attention and wide review
>> that happens during the this period also focuses attention on microdata,
>> thus helping to improve the technology.
> That sounds like an argument to add RDFa to the main spec then.

Well, we *do* have the "complete" spec view now...

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