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RE: CfC: Publish HTML5 Microdata as First Public Working Draft and a new HTML5 Working Draft

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 14:16:58 -0800
To: Krzysztof Maczyński <1981km@gmail.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C68CB012D9182D408CED7B884F441D4D309942@nambxv01a.corp.adobe.com>
I’m opposed to publishing microdata as a FPWD of W3C HTML WG because
it is not in the charter, or reasonably linked to any deliverable
the working group is committed to, and there are many other
much higher priority tasks and documents that the working group
should put its attention to.

I support publication of HTML 5 without microdata because
it actually brings the working group closer to its goals.


-----Original Message-----
From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Krzysztof Maczynski
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 1:21 PM
To: Maciej Stachowiak
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: CfC: Publish HTML5 Microdata as First Public Working Draft and a new HTML5 Working Draft

I oppose publishing HTML5 Microdata as an FPWD. The course of action I'd prefer would be to publish a Microdata spec usable outside HTML, perhaps with an appendix describing specific additional requirements (as few as possible) for HTML integration (or a separate spec, following the example of RDFa in XHTML). I believe this WG is neither capable (mainly because of the Editor's unwillingness) nor chartered (and accurately so) to do the former. If the RDFa WG follows up with such a draft (most likely in the form of RDFa 1.1 taking into account the advantages of Microdata), we may investigate the possibility to build on this.

Regarding a new WD of HTML,
> I support publication
> of a new HTML5 Working Draft solely to stop Wikipedians from trying to
> move [[HTML5]] back to [[HTML 5]] based on a months-old Working Draft
> that uses a space in the name.  ;)
(Aryeh Gregor)
I'd like to ask for the rationale of this change.

Best regards,

Krzysztof Maczyński

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