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Re: Comics

From: Aaron Bradley <aaranged@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 10:09:21 -0700 (PDT)
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To: "Olson, Peter" <polson@marvel.com>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
I haven't seen any work done for microdata specifically - or indeed seen any normalized structured markup for comic books.  But I think it would be an interesting project.

Because of the serial nature of comics, I think a fecund place to start would be by looking at the TVEpisode, TVSeason and TVSeries types.  That also might prove interesting in looking at how to encode comic book-specific contributor roles such as "inker" or "colorist."

As you say, comics are currently modeled inconsistently.  You probably know of the following resources, but just in case here they are (not sure how useful they'll be, but there is some meta encoding work that has already been done):

>From: "Olson, Peter" <polson@marvel.com>
>To: public-vocabs@w3.org
>Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 9:03:26 AM
>Subject: Comics
>Hi List - 
>Apologies if this is a re-post.  An earlier attempt to post to the list from this account seems to have died. 
>Has any previous work been done on specifying a class for comic books (and comic series) as an extension of the Creative Work model?  If not, we’d definitely be interested in drafting a standard.  Comics are modeled highly inconsistently across the net right now and making them more generally discoverable is very important to my company.
>- Peter
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