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[Bug 13470] New: Support multiple types per item

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Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 16:26:44 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-13470-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13470

           Summary: Support multiple types per item
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML Microdata (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: msporny@digitalbazaar.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


This feedback is filed as a personal comment and is not intended to be any sort
of official feedback from any standards working group.

Microdata currently does not support multiple types per item. For example, when
specifying an object, one cannot do the following:

<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/FurnitureStore
http://schema.org/GardenStore http://schema.org/HardwareStore">
  <span property="name">Home Depot</span> sells a variety of things.
</div>

It is restrictive to categorize some items under a fixed heading. RDFa allows
you to do the following:

<div vocab="http://schema.org/ typeof="FurnitureStore GardenStore
HardwareStore">
  <span property="name">Home Depot</span> sells a variety of things.
</div>

I understand the technical reason for this restriction, but that technical
restriction results in the over-simplification of some types of data found in
real-world scenarios. I suggest that Microdata add support for multiple item
types to remove this restriction.

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