[whatwg] on bibtex-in-html5

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Wed Jun 10 15:44:54 PDT 2009

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 3:12 AM, Julian Reschke<julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> ...
>> So far based on my experience with the Workers, Storage, Web Sockets, and
>> Server-sent Events sections, I'm not convinced that the advantage of getting
>> more review is real. Those sections in particular got more review while in
>> the HTML5 spec proper than they have since.
>> ...
> So you are putting stuff you're personally interested in into the HTML5
> spec, so that people read it?

Calling it stuff Ian is "personally interested in" seems unnecessarily
inflammatory. This are all use cases that other people have put

However, as others, I'd prefer to see these things developed
elsewhere. Mostly because the group of people with expertise in
developing a better version of bibtex is not the people in this WG.

I do think it's important to show that microdata is able to express
something like bibtex. And I do think that the discussion in the past
weeks have been interesting since people haven't actually been finding
problems in microdatas ability to express something like bibtex, but
rather in the exact bibtex format itself.

But the exact microdata format does not seem productive to have here.
It seems completely orthogonal to the rest of HTML, so there seems to
be no win to put it in the HTML 5 spec.

If bibtex-in-microdata can't gather enough interest outside of the
HTML 5 spec, it probably is a bad spec.

/ Jonas

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