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Proposing new property for ‘Product’ item describing most recent product version

From: Kenley Lamaute <kenleyl@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 06:10:38 +0000
To: "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
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A key attribute of the ‘Product’ item is model / version information. It is common for individuals searching for product information to land on older content for a legacy product.
As a product matures the content for that product version accumulates links / popularity. This becomes a problem when a new product releases to the marketplace and newer content is often difficult to find because it must compete with legacy content.



A new property to the ‘Product’ item would help search engines understand that new product versioned information exist for the content.

Example:

      <meta itemprop="model" content="2010"/>

      <meta itemprop="currentModel" content="2012"/>

Input from the community on amending the ‘Product’ item with this field? Is there a more suitable attribute name than ‘currentModel’?

All the best,
Kenley
Received on Saturday, 16 June 2012 21:56:52 GMT

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