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Re: publisher field for Blogposts and websites

From: Bäck, Gerald <gerald@baeck.at>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 10:59:09 +0200
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To: Elias Kaerle <elias.kaerle@sti2.at>
Cc: "schema.org Mailing List" <public-schemaorg@w3.org>
Hi Elias,

the interesting thing is, if you put a logo field into the person entity,
google validator claims that a logo field is not valid within the person
entity:) The conclusion is that persons cannot be publishers, which is
simply wrong.

My proposal is to get rid of the publisher entity as a requirement, because
blogposts and websites still need an author which should be enough for
private run blogs.

best wishes, Gerald




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On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 9:44 AM, Elias Kaerle <elias.kaerle@sti2.at> wrote:

> Hi Gerald,
>
> this is indeed a strange behaviour. I would blame it on the way Google's
> structured data testing tool works: it does, as far as i know, not
> necessarily validate/verify annotations strictly the way schema.org
> defines them, but more in a way they need the annotations for feeding
> their Rich Snippets and Rich Cards.
>
> So I would assume Google doesn't care about having a schema:Person as a
> publisher, but requires a logo (or some kind of picture) to process a
> beautiful Rich Snippet/Rich Card out of it.
>
> Best, Elias
>
> On 07.06.2016 08:36, Bäck, Gerald wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am currently doing my first steps with JSON-LD and try it on my private
> > blog. As far as I understand Blogposts do require a publisher field,
> which
> > can only be an organisation. But I think it should be possible for
> persons
> > to be publishers too, but I also would like to question, that blogposts
> or
> > even Websites do need a publisher field at all.
> >
> > I tested my blog with Google's Structured Data Testing Tool.
> Interestingly
> > enough the tool did not complain about the publisher being a Person, but
> > that the publisher entitiy had no logo, which on the other hand is not
> > allowed as a field for a person.
> >
> >
> https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool#url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.baeck.at%2Fblog%2F2016%2F05%2F30%2FWahlmanipulationen%2F
> >
> > I also tested the root of my blog, which is defined as website, also with
> > myself as a publisher person. This time the tool was fine with it.
> >
> >
> https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool#url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.baeck.at%2F
> >
> > thx, Gerald
> >
> >
> >
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