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

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 18:54:50 -0600
Message-ID: <643cc0271001081654r7bcae322ic974d1f71fb18f17@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 12:12 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to publish the First Public Working Draft
> (FPWD) of the HTML5 Microdata spec:
> http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/html5/md/Overview.html?content-type=text/html
> and to publish a new Working Draft of HTML5 reflecting the split of
> Microdata:
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html
> Silence will be taken to mean there is no objection, but positive responses
> are encouraged. If there are no objections by Thursday, January 24, this
> resolution will carry.
> Considerations to note:
> - As a First Public Working Draft, this publication will trigger patent
> policy review.
> - As a Working Draft publication, the document does not need not be
> complete, to meet all technical requirements, or to have consensus on the
> contents.
> Regards,
> Maciej

I do not support the publication of Microdata as a W3C FPWD.

The same concerns we had previously, that the W3C seemingly promoting
two separate metadata approaches would cause confusion, still applies.

I think it would be better for the specification to be a WhatWG only
publication, as Microformats has its own support organization.

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