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Re: Proposal for an additional term: mediaType

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:26:41 +0200
Cc: Greg Grossmeier <greg@creativecommons.org>, "Suliman, Suraiya H" <suraiya.h.suliman@lmco.com>
Message-Id: <28BC74DA-CC43-477C-A5FA-480E81914720@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, Public Vocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Hi all,

Without having analyzed all implications I think it might be a good solution to

- create a generic mediaType property in schema.org and
- represent all media-types that are non-standard IANA types using the processes defined in RFC 4288 [1].

This would allow covering all types that the LRMI use cases will require while using standard IANA codes for all existing ones.

Any objections? Otherwise I would kindly ask Dan to create a respective issue for schema.org.


Martin

[1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4288


On Aug 28, 2012, at 10:09 AM, Ivan Herman wrote:

> 
> On Aug 28, 2012, at 08:56 , Martin Hepp wrote:
> 
>> Hi Greg,
>>       Unless we can use official IANA Interner Media Type identifiers for all needed types, I would propose a different name and reserve mediaType for an also needed property for indicating the Internet Media Types, see e.g.
>> 
>>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_media_type
>> 
> 
> +1. I think we should avoid confusion and using an accepted IANA term would really lead to issues...
> 
> Ivan
> 
> 
>> 
>> 
>> Martin
>> On Aug 27, 2012, at 11:34 PM, Greg Grossmeier wrote:
>> 
>>> Hello all,
>>> 
>>> In the work surrounding the creation of LRMI, and doing real world
>>> markup on hundreds of works (for a proof of concept project) we have run
>>> into a need that isn't adequately addressed by the current Schema.org
>>> specification, and has broader applicability than just learning
>>> resources (so not appropriate to be included in the LRMI proposed
>>> extension).
>>> 
>>> Simply, there is a need for a term that represents the notion of
>>> mediaType. When marking up hundreds of educational resources from
>>> publishers we have found this to be a commonly used field.
>>> 
>>> Some sample values for that field, based on our set of resources, would
>>> be:
>>> - Audio CD
>>> - Audiotape
>>> - Calculator
>>> - CD-I
>>> - CD-ROM
>>> - Diskette
>>> - Duplication Master
>>> - DVD/ Blu-ray
>>> - etc
>>> 
>>> I've cc'ed here Suraiya Suliman who is working on the team that is
>>> building a tool to mark up these hundreds of learning resources.
>>> 
>>> Best,
>>> 
>>> Greg
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> Greg Grossmeier
>>> Education Technology & Policy Coordinator
>>> twitter: @g_gerg / identi.ca: @greg / skype: greg.grossmeier
>>> 
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