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Re: currentModel attribute for /Product

From: Joshua J Wulf <jwulf@redhat.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:24:40 +1000
Message-ID: <50121808.3050405@redhat.com>
To: Kenley Lamaute <kenleyl@microsoft.com>
CC: "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
On 07/27/2012 02:16 PM, Kenley Lamaute wrote:
>
> I've received direct feedback from several individuals on the Product 
> item proposal. After vetting several options, The most elegant 
> solution for reducing the complexity of requiring metadata updates to 
> already published pages, is to introduce two new fields to 'Product':
>
> •             releaseDate - the product release date
>
> •             productFamilyID - unique product family identifier 
> reused across product versions. For example: <meta 
> itemprop='productFamilyID' content='123-456-789'/>.
>
> This enables the scenario of a user searching for information about a 
> product (without specifying a version), and enabling the search engine 
> to favor results for the most recent product material.
>
> Example:
>
>                 *Legacy Product Content*
>
>                 Product = Windows Mobile 6.5
>
>                 Model = 6.5
>
> releaseDate=10/6/2009
>
> productFamilyID=123-456-789
>
>                 *Newer Product Content*
>
>                 Product = Windows Phone 7
>
>                 Model =7
>
>                 releaseDate=10/21/2010
>
>                 productFamilyID=123-456-789
>
> The example above shows how  multiple products can be associated by a 
> ProductFamilyID, so that anyone seeking “mobile sdk for Windows” can 
> be offered content that applies to the latest technology first.
>
> If there are no objections, I'd like to revise the original proposal 
> for adding 'currentModel' to product, and replace it with this 
> solution of adding 'releaseDate' and 'productFamilyID' to the Product 
> item.
>
> -Kenley
>

Killer.

Given that you can equate different Products by giving them the same 
productFamilyID, does the productFamilyID need to be a UUID?

- Josh
Received on Friday, 27 July 2012 04:25:21 GMT

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