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

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 5:36 AM, Robin Berjon <> wrote:
> On Jan 9, 2010, at 21:58 , Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> 2010/1/9 Larry Masinter <>:
>>> 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 -

The RDFa group has a separate email list. In addition, the group has
made a request, I believe to have its own charter, so it can proceed
independent of this group.


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