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Re: Richer information in the microdata than in the visible content in the HTML page: what is the good practice ?

From: Adrian Giurca <giurca@tu-cottbus.de>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 16:35:48 +0100
Message-ID: <4F392DD4.3060608@tu-cottbus.de>
To: jean delahousse <delahousse.jean@gmail.com>
CC: public-vocabs@w3.org
Hello,
As mentioned by schema.org documentation:
*More is better, except for hidden text.* 
(http://schema.org/docs/gs.html#schemaorg_expected )

However,  "hidden text" is about "hidden div's or other hidden page 
elements" so, I assume "intentionally" hidden content. I believe (CSS 
based) hidden divs are discouraged because for a crawler the "meaning" 
of such divs is not easy to be captured ("why is hidden?").

Therefore using <meta> to capture metadata which is not shown to the 
users is fine with me.  This definitely helps the Schema processor to 
extract more metadata from the page.

I would recommend using <meta> as a good practice but maybe I'm wrong.

-Adrian Giurca


On 2/13/2012 12:23 PM, jean delahousse wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have the following question :
>
> Working in a media with a video database, we have a lot of fine 
> informations about the video : video properties,  user interactions, 
> comments...
> In the HTML page, only a small subset of those informations will be 
> visible to the reader.
> Should we publish all video information we have as 
> microdata/schema.org <http://schema.org> in the HTML page, even if 
> they will be invisible for the reader ?
> What would be the impact on a SEO point of view : negative, neutral, 
> still positive, when the microdata/schema.org <http://schema.org> 
> description of an object is richer than the visible information.
>
> This question is about video, but also applies to persons, events...
>
> Regards
> Jean
>
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