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table of schema.org proposals now in Web Schemas wiki at W3C

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 20:14:47 +0100
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To: public-vocabs@w3.org
Hi all

http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas now links to a new page,
http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/SchemaDotOrgProposals providing a
fairly comprehensive list of schema.org-related extension proposals.

I've tried to list everything I'm aware of that is public, plus a few
that are likely to be shared soon. I didn't yet include the bugfix
issues from http://www.w3.org/2011/webschema/track/products/1 but they
are not forgotten.

The table where possible summarizes the specific schema terms being
proposed, gives a rough status (we don't have formal status levels)
and a few notes on issues. I've also created categories in the wiki to
tie together all Web Schemas documents and proposals. If you have a
W3C Account (anyone can get one...) you can edit the wiki directly.
I'd be happy if others helped keep the table accurate and informative,
but please don't change the 'status' entries without coordinating it
with me.

As you can see there are quite a few proposals in preparation, and we
expect to be moving towards getting these into schema.org more
actively in the coming weeks. Some proposals have scope for overlap,
and often those overlaps will be positive. So for example, it ought to
be possible to combine the proposed markup for 'TVEpisode' with the
existing 'VideoObject', alongside LRMI's proposed 'competency'
property (http://wiki.creativecommons.org/LRMI/Properties/Competency)
to describe educational video materials or TV archives. Similarly the
vocabulary around ScholarlyArticle and journals has much in common
with the discussion recently here around describing Comics and
serials. Our goal here is to try to improve things incrementally,
while at the same time taking care that things fit together nicely.

In most cases a proposal already has a Wiki page of its own for
detailed discussion, to avoid the 'comments' field in the summary
table getting too large. If I have missed any proposal, please let me
know. For those of you who are drafting proposals, please also take
time to look at some of the others to identify possible overlaps and
interactions.

Discussion is welcome here, in the Wiki or if needed offlist. It's
likely we'll start having some form of regular phone-based discussion
around the topic schema.org extensions, to help get proposals reviewed
and progressing towards publication.

cheers,

Dan
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