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Re: excerpt for BlogPosting

From: Kurt Maine <kurt@develohost.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2012 13:06:16 -0700
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I was hoping this subject would have gotten more attention, as I think 
a lot of people would benefit from the discussion.

Yoran, on my blogs that list the last few posts with excerpts on the 
homepage as you've described (which almost all blogs do), I handle it 
exactly as you suggested, by using the description property.

If you think about it, an excerpt is more or less a description of the 
post. I know that in the case of my excerpts, I've always (even before 
Schema.org came around) tried to choose the excerpts in a way that it 
will give the user an idea of what they will expect.

I think description is the best bet, but I'd really like someone else 
to weigh in.

On 27.02.2012 05:48, Yoran Brondsema wrote:
> Hi,
>  I am currently marking up my Wordpress blog with schema.org
> microdata. My home page is a "classical" blog home page: it has a 
> list
> of blog posts, each containing the excerpt of the post and a "read
> more" link to the full post. I am facing two situations which I don't
> know how to handle properly.
>  	* I am missing an "excerpt" property for the BlogPosting schema.
> Should I use the "description" property of a "Thing" instead?
> 	* A blog post will be marked up with microdata twice: once on the
> home page and once on the page containing the full post. Is that a 
> bad
> thing, i.e. describe the same object multiple times on different
> pages? If there are no conflicts in the mark-up then I guess that it
> is not a problem. However, how is the case handled when for example
> the "dateCreated" property of the post on the home page is "DateFoo"
> and on the page for the full post it is "DateBar"? Of course, this
> would be a mistake by the developer of the web site but can it be
> detected in any way and how is it handled by search engines?
>  Thank you,
>  Regards,
>  Yoran
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