[whatwg] Micro-data/Microformats/RDFa Interoperability Requirement
msporny at digitalbazaar.com
Tue May 5 20:32:18 PDT 2009
bcc: Public RDFa Task Force mailing list (but not speaking as a member)
Thinking out loud...
It seems as though there is potential here, based on the recent IRC
conversations about the topic and the use cases posted by Ian,
that WHATWG's use cases/requirements, and therefore solution, could
diverge from both the Microformats community as well as the RDFa
community use cases/requirements/solution.
There should be a requirement, as Microformats and XHTML1.1+RDFa have
required, that a potential solution to this issue should be compatible
with both the Microformats and RDFa approaches. This would mean, at a
- Not creating ambiguous cases for parser writers.
- Not triggering output in a Microformats/RDFa parser as a side-effect
of WHATWG micro-data markup.
- Not creating an environment where WHATWG micro-data markup breaks or
eliminates Microformats/RDFa markup.
I think these are implied since HTML5 has gone to great lengths to
provide backward compatibility. However, since I'm not clear on the
details of how this community operates, I thought it better to be
explicit about the requirement.
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