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Re: New split-out drafts

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:30:56 +0100
Message-ID: <4B4B2810.5080107@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, public-html@w3.org
Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
> All of these splits are very awkward. Just look at the "delta" spec 
> nonsense in the microdata draft, where it tries to "fix" the rules for 
> <link> and <meta>, or the way the rules in the Core spec have to defer to 
> ...

OK, so Microdata not only extends the vocabulary, but also affects 
existing elements/attributes. Thus moving it into a separate spec makes 
it harder.

I'm shocked. What a surprise.

One way to look at this is that it's not a good idea to overload 
existing elements such as <link> or <meta> in the first place. Another 
one would be to make them more usable for *everybody*, not only 
Microdata. For instance, <link> could be allowed everywhere, making it 
apply to the containing object instead of the whole document.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 11 January 2010 13:31:32 UTC

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