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Re: Referencing consolidated information

From: Peter Sefton <ptsefton@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 06:25:11 +1000
Message-ID: <CAGQnt7WsUrygazJiqCyRY8xEsEGdXQ3tnYYxg7odVsaMihn6kg@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-vocabs@w3.org
You can add the author's name using meta - the search engines might not like
it but it should work syntactically:

<p itemtype="http://schema.org/Person" itemscope id="author">
<span itemprop="name">The Author</span>

<p type="http://schema.org/Book" itemscope>
<span itemprop="name">My book title<a>
<span itemtype="http://schema.org/Person" itemscope itemprop="author">
<meta itemprop="name" content="The Author"/>

I test this with the live microdata tool and it seems to work:

I also tried using <link> to link to the author on the same page, but that
did not work.


On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 2:05 AM, LeVan,Ralph <levan@oclc.org> wrote:

> I have pages about people.  In those pages, I have information about books
> they have written.  Because all the books were written by the same person, I
> donít display the authorís name redundantly.  That means that I canít
> provide an ďauthorĒ property for the books.****
> ** **
> Is there a way to reference a piece of content elsewhere on the page as a
> property of an item?****
> ** **
> Thanks!****
> ** **
> Ralph LeVan****
> Sr. Research Scientist****
> OCLC Research****


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