[webkit-dev] New feature announcement - Implement HTML5 Microdata in WebKit

Charles Pritchard chuck at jumis.com
Thu Sep 22 09:11:46 PDT 2011

Regardless of an ENABLE flag, be certain to use the webkit prefix.
  document.getItems(typeNames) turns into

Note that it's easy to implement this in pure javascript as a prototype.


On 9/22/2011 8:00 AM, Adam Barth wrote:
> Just so I understand, you're talking about the DOM APIs for
> interacting with microdata, right?  I know there was some controversy
> in the HTML working group about Microdata versus RDFa.  It's not 100%
> clear to me which of those technologies will "win out" in the end, but
> it seems valuable to implement this feature behind an ENABLE flag.
> Adam
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 4:48 AM, Arko Saha<nghq36 at motorola.com>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have been looking at HTML5 Microdata  implementation in Webkit.
>> Microdata is a specification used to nest semantics within existing content
>> on web pages. Search engines, web crawlers, and browsers can extract and
>> process Microdata from a web page and use it to provide a richer browsing
>> experience for users. Microdata helps technologies such as search engines
>> and web crawlers better understand what information is contained in a web
>> page, providing better search results.
>> Here is the spec :
>> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/links.html#microdata
>> I have logged a bug for this and also attached a basic implementation patch
>> for the same.
>> Master bug: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=68609
>> Please let me know your suggestions/views regarding this.
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Arko Saha
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