[whatwg] Microdata and Linked Data

Peter Mika pmika at yahoo-inc.com
Fri Jul 24 06:40:30 PDT 2009

Fair point. Just brainstorming here: how about making about an attribute?

<div item id="amanda" about="http://...."></div>
<p>Name: <span subject="amanda" itemprop="name">Amanda</span></p>

We still have two identifiers, but at least giving the URI is simplified.


Julian Reschke wrote:
> Peter Mika wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I've been taking a closer look at microdata. While I like the 
>> proposal in general, in particular the chance to unite microformat 
>> style annotations with some of the Semantic Web formalism (such as 
>> URIs for objects), there are still a number of points that I feel 
>> could be improved. So here are my proposals for discussion:
>> #1
>> The use of a URI as the value of the id attribute. It seems to me 
>> there is actually nothing in the spec that would stop this:
>> ...
> IDs like that would be very hard to use as fragment identifier...
> > ...
> BR, Julian

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