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Re: Another way other than @profile, @vocab or @map

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 18:32:48 +0000
Message-ID: <640dd5061003221132p4a2316b2r657579dd131cc071@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
Hi Ivan,

> - One of the issues we have with the current RDFa is its relative
> complexity for authors. This is the whole discussions we are having,
> after all, and this was the main incentive for the creation of
> microdata.

A minor point of clarification, but the main incentive for the
creation of Microdata was actually politicial, with a tinge of
'not-invented here'.

I can say that with some confidence, because if the prime concern was
actually to make authoring metadata easier, then we'd have seen a

I'd also like to point out that this simplification process is no
surprise in the evolution of RDFa, and certainly isn't being forced
upon us. There are plenty of people in the RDFa community who have
wanted to get us to the same point that Micorformats got to, in terms
of ease of authoring. It's just that the general feeling was that
before we could do that, we needed to get the foundations in place.

Sorry to interrupt the flow of the discussion. :)



Mark Birbeck, webBackplane



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