[whatwg] Recursion and loops of Microdata items

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 19:33:42 PDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 12:51 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> The goal of itemref="" was just to have a way to handle cases where you
> have an item's properties scattered around a document.
> It's caused us more difficulties than helped anything, as far as I can
> tell. Has anyone implemented it or used it and liked it? I'd be fine with
> removing it if it's not a lot of trouble...
> I haven't fixed the algorithm to be written more simply, nor fixed the
> loops in the JSON stuff, because if we remove itemref="" then those
> problems just go away. If we want to keep itemref="", though, I will fix
> them. Any opinions one way or the other?

@itemref's necessary for, frex, having an item represented by a table
column rather than a row.  I believe it should be kept.


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