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RE: webschema-ISSUE-13 (Describing Real Estate): Schema.org should document how best to describe Real Estate [Feedback on Schema.org]

From: Kurt Maine <kurt@develohost.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:51:32 -0700
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After delving into the MITS "Property Marketing" schema, I'd like to 
point out that they have also decided to provide the number of bathrooms 
in decimal format. As I recently pointed out, Zillow (not a MITS 
sponsor) provides the number of bathrooms in decimal format, as do 
Rent.com and Apartments.com (both MITS sponsors).

Examples of bathrooms listed in decimal format:
Aparment.com: http://tinyurl.com/apartment-com-baths
Rent.com: http://tinyurl.com/rent-com-baths
Zillow.com: http://tinyurl.com/zillow-com-baths

I feel pretty strongly that the number of bedrooms and baths be 
provided in decimal format. In my mind, these attributes are not meant 
to tell the whole story, but to provide easier ways to index, search, 
and sort data. There is, and will always need to be a description to 
tell the fully story.

I just think adding a field for a half bath would be a bad precedent to 
set here.

I really do want to hear everyone's opinion though. It's going to take 
all of us to make this happen.
Received on Friday, 24 February 2012 22:54:23 UTC

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