[whatwg] Microdata feedback

Philip Jägenstedt philipj at opera.com
Wed Jan 20 15:59:40 PST 2010

On Mon, 18 Jan 2010 13:58:16 +0100, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> I'd like at some point to introduce some sort of "semantic" textContent
> that handles <br>, <pre>, <bdo>, dir="", <img alt>, <del>, space-
> collapsing, and newline elimination, but there hasn't been much  
> enthusiasm
> around the idea, and it's not clear what else it would be good for.
> I've changed the example, at least, to have it work ok, and added a
> comment in the example about it.

OK. Won't hold my breath for semantic textContent, but it sounds like a  
good solution.

> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
>> In a (slightly edited) Jack Bauer example [1], Chrome, Firefox and
>> presumably Safari has the meta elements moved to head. This will
>> severely break script-based implementation of microdata, which are
>> likely to be used for the time being until the DOM API is implemented
>> natively. I can't see any workaround for this, so I suggest that <meta>
>> simply not be used for microdata, preferably by making it non-conforming
>> and removing it from the definitions/algorithms.
> This is a short-term problem that only affects scripted implementations
> that are shipped with the pages, so the workaround is simple: don't use
> <meta> and <link>. Any implementations outside of the page can just fix
> their parser to be HTML5-compatible.

OK, fair enough.

Thanks for all the other fixes, still reviewing the algorithm change...

Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software

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