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

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:43:24 +0100
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100112174324383009.f9eba9fb@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Aryeh Gregor, Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:25:49 -0500:
> On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 10:58 AM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> You have put in the HTML5 spec that HTML5 can simply be extended
>> through writing a spec which extends it. However, you have not placed
>> inside HTML5 a mechanism by which a validator can know which version of
>> HTML5 to validate against.
> It should just validate against whatever it knows how to validate
> against.  In the hopefully unlikely event that two different
> specifications approved by legitimate standards bodies specify
> conflicting conformance requirements, the validator would have to
> either choose one, or let the author manually choose.  But I don't
> think we need to worry about that until we come to it.  A validator
> could certainly validate both Microdata and HTML+RDFa.

So you reject Ian's problem description?

]]What I object to is making Microdata a second-class citizen that, 
e.g., validators can validly claim is not part of HTML5.[[
leif halvard silli
Received on Tuesday, 12 January 2010 16:43:58 UTC

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