It’s just data


Benjamin Smedberg The discussions about HTML and RDF have drifted from practical interoperability into theoretical “validity”, purity, and architectural grandiosity. Let’s get back to the specific technical question that needs to be answered: if you embed RDFa in HTML5, does it parse into a usable DOM? If not, are there specific changes to the parsing specification that will allow it to parse to a usable DOM?

Paraphrasing Mark Pilgrim, you are missing the point.  The HTML5 specification is political manifesto, cleverly disguised as a specification.  Other examples:

In none of those twenty minutes did we talk about any specific change to any specification.