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[Bug 8220] New: Remove microdata

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Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2009 18:52:02 +0000
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           Summary: Remove microdata
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: ht@inf.ed.ac.uk
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, www-

The TAG requests that the microdata feature be removed from the specification.  
 * It is out of scope
 * It conflicts with the RDFa specification which is in considerable and
increasing deployment and is already a W3C Recommendation
 * The modularity of the both the design and document is damaged
 * The issue of putting data into HTML5 documents is sufficiently separate
functionality that it would be better to have a separate document which people
interested in data can review without having to read the rest of the space
 * Metadata architecture is complex; real world widely deployed metadata
management systems have demonstrated that distributed extensibility is even
more important for metadata than for markup, since each organization and
community has different desires for metainformation even if they share common
understanding of the data
 * The microformat bits in fact overlap with, and would need review by,
dramatically separate communities such as calendaring (iCalendar etc), contact
(vCard etc)
 * The embedding of this specification within HTML5 hinders the involvement of
the Web Content Management community

The TAG endorses the change proposal in
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Oct/0773.html with respect
to http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/76

[submitted by and on behalf of the TAG]

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