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Re: Schema.org property cardinality and use of plural (WAS Re: SoftwareApplication proposal for schema.org)

From: Lin Clark <lin.w.clark@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:08:39 -0500
Message-ID: <CACho_Au4PEN6ZYT_WgVr1x86gekeFz+7ymdg-K2TdZr6SMm_GQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: Adrian Giurca <giurca@tu-cottbus.de>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
I could make a list, where would I put it?

-Lin

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 11:04 AM, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org> wrote:

> On 24 February 2012 16:33, Lin Clark <lin.w.clark@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Looking at this brought up a previous question. I see that properties
> such
> > as operatingSystems are given plural names. However, it could look
> confusing
> > in microdata.
> >
> > For example:
> >
> > <div itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/SoftwareApplication">
> > <ul>
> >   <li itemprop="operatingSystems">OSX 10.6</li>
> >   <li itemprop="operatingSystems">Windows 7</li>
> > </ul>
> >
> > This was previously brought up in Issue 5, and I pointed out the kinds of
> > confusion using the plural in that way might cause for content authors.
> Has
> > there been any further discussion?
>
> There has been a bit of discussion, but nothing conclusive.
>
> What do others here think? Is schema.org's use of plural properties
> problematic enough that people want a change?
>
> I don't have a complete list but for example
>
> * http://schema.org/CreativeWork has 'reviews' pointing to a 'Review
> -- Review of the item.'
> * or 'encodings' -> 'The media objects that encode this creative
> work'. (It also has 'offers' and 'mentions' but those have a
> non-plural reading)
> * http://schema.org/Movie has 'actors', which takes (Person) 'A cast
> member of the movie, TV series, season, or episode, or video.'
> * and also 'director' (Person), 'The director of the movie, TV
> episode, or series.'.
>
> Anyone care to make a complete list of these?
>
> Dan
>



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