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Re: legacy spelling; see singular form

From: Cory Sand <yrocsand@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:47:24 -0500
Message-Id: <5DC3D2CE-01B8-4DCC-ADB2-E2EA7E3AC393@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
To: "phil.barker@hw.ac.uk" <phil.barker@hw.ac.uk>
Thanks Phil. I'll have a look at the references you provided. 
Cory

On 2012-12-13, at 6:31 AM, Phil Barker <phil.barker@hw.ac.uk> wrote:

> On 12/12/2012 22:51, Cory Sand wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I've noticed that certain properties have a singular and plural form
>> (e.g., blogPost and blogPosts). In the description of the plural
>> property, it invariably says "legacy spelling; see singular form".  Is
>> this meant to imply that the plural form of the property has been
>> deprecated?
> Short answer: yes.
> Long answer, see http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/Singularity
> and the discussion around
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-vocabs/2012Mar/0076.html
> 
>> Plural forms seem to have a meaningful interpretation, so that's why
>> I'm not sure why they would be deprecated. For example, if you have a
>> blog site, and if you were to wrap individual blogs that are on the
>> homepage in a div (for styling purposes for example) or a section
>> element (to separate the blog content from other content on the page),
>> then it would make sense to do:
>> 
>> <div itemprop="blogPosts"> or <section itemprop="blogPosts">
> But what would a processor make of the contents of such a division? which I guess would be something like a list of names (titles of posts, authors) and URLs. Which name goes with which URL?
> 
> Better to wrap each blog post up as the individual itemprop that it is.
> 
> Phil
> 
>> But just because it makes sense doesn't necessarily mean it hasn't
>> been deprecated for some reason (unknown to me). Can anyone help?
>> 
>> Thanks,
> 
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