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Bug 8220 - Remove microdata
Summary: Remove microdata
Status: VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 7542
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pre-LC1 HTML Microdata (editor: Ian Hickson) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Keywords: NE
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-11-06 18:52 UTC by Henry S. Thompson
Modified: 2010-10-22 10:42 UTC (History)
13 users (show)

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Description Henry S. Thompson 2009-11-06 18:52:02 UTC
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 with respect to

[submitted by and on behalf of the TAG]
Comment 1 Shawn Medero 2009-11-06 19:40:06 UTC
This should be connected to ISSUE-76:
Comment 2 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2009-12-09 17:29:18 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 7542 ***