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

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:36:40 +0100
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <297662BB-8005-4628-9ED4-8EAE906337BE@berjon.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
On Jan 9, 2010, at 21:58 , Jonas Sicking wrote:
> 2010/1/9 Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>:
>> But the actually charter which you only selectively quoted says:
>>  "The HTML WG is encouraged to provide a mechanism to permit
>>  independently developed vocabularies such as Internationalization
>>  Tag Set (ITS), Ruby, and RDFa to be mixed into HTML documents."
>> Microdata does not provide a means of including Internationalized
>> Tag Set, Ruby, OR RDFa, and so "Microdata is one way to mix in such
>> vocabularies" is false, and your misquoting inappropriate.
> Please let me know if I'm misunderstanding things here, I'll have to
> fall back to my usual excuse of English being my second language. But
> my understanding of "such as ITS, Ruby, and RDFa" is that it doesn't
> mean "only ITS, Ruby, and RDFa", no? My reading is that ITS, Ruby and
> RDFa are examples of things that we could provide extension mechanisms
> for, not the only things covered by the charter.
> I'll also note that Microdata is very similar to RDFa, and so would
> seem to be covered by the sentence you cite from the charter.

That is my reading as well (albeit equally non-native): since RDFa is listed as an example of an in-charter vocabulary, and since Microdata has similar scope, Microdata is inside the boundaries of the charter.

I support this publication.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
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