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Re: Online events

From: Adrian Giurca <giurca@tu-cottbus.de>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:08:07 +0100
Message-ID: <50D183F7.6000401@tu-cottbus.de>
To: jeremy french <jeremy@jeremyfrench.co.uk>
CC: public-vocabs@w3.org
Dear  Jeremy,
I would say you should not use  @location property because it refers to 
a Place of PostalAddress. As Schema.org does not define property 
cardinality  you should just ignore this property.
  Myself I would use @url to define the web place where the webinar 
takes place i.e. the real time communication page.

What is indeed missing is a way to declare your event as "WebinarEvent". 
Therefore I suggest http://schema.org/WebinarEvent as a subclass of 
http://schema.org/Event without defining any new property (the same as 
many other subclasses of http://schema.org/Event)

I use "WebinarEvent" just to conform with the naming the other Event 
subclasses, otherwise I would just use "Webinar"

Adrian Giurca
On 12/18/2012 3:10 PM, jeremy french wrote:
> I am trying to mark up a site with schema.org <http://schema.org> 
> markup and have come across something that I believe is an omission.
> We have a number of events some are conferences or meetups, but a lot 
> are webinars, the latter case causes two potential problems.
> 1: is that the location field is blank
> 2: is that there isn't a clear way to mark the URI for the webinar.
> It would seem to me that a URI could be used for the location. Perhaps 
> with a specific event class VirtualEvent  to indicate that the 
> location is not physical. Otherwise as I understand it the URI in 
> location could resolve to something which describes a location, which 
> could be confusing.
> Does this seem reasonable. Is there a better suggestion for marking up 
> non spacial events?
> Regards
>  Jeremy

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