[whatwg] Annotating structured data that HTML has no semantics for

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Thu May 14 11:25:40 PDT 2009

On May 14, 2009, at 5:18 AM, Shelley Powers wrote:

> So much concern about generating RDF, makes one wonder why we didn't  
> just implement RDFa...

If it's possible to produce RDF triples from microdata, and if RDF  
triples of interest can be expressed with microdata, why does it  
matter if the concrete syntax is the same as RDFa? Isn't the important  
thing about RDF the data model, not the surface syntax?

(I understand that if the microdata syntax offered no advantages over  
RDFa, then it would be a wasted effort to diverge. But my impression  
is that you'd object to anything that isn't exactly identical to RDFa,  
even if it can easily be used in the same way.)


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