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Re: schema.org+Microdata: additional namespaces?

From: Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:50:12 -0400
Message-ID: <CAGR+nnGutBVy1ThRLCoYhokS=L41yBHbUBP6cLOOQCghvct80w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Cord Wiljes <cwiljes@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de>
Cc: "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>, Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>, public-vocabs@w3.org
On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 10:49 AM, Cord Wiljes <
cwiljes@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de> wrote:

>  Do Google, Bing et al. support RDFa? On www.schema.org all code examples
> use Microdata.
>

We've gotten a few emails in the RDFa WG from Google about some of our
tests, so I guess they've been actively working on it. In fact their parser
seems to supports some of the new features of RDFa 1.1 Lite, see for
example this example of a schema.org Person in RDFa Lite: [1].

Steph.

[1]
http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdvcs.w3.org%2Fhg%2Fwebschema%2Fraw-file%2Ftip%2Fschema.org%2Fdrafts%2Fexamples%2Fsite%2Ftestcases%2Frdfa%2Fsdo_eg_rdfa_1.html


>
>
> Am 11.09.2012 16:02, schrieb Young,Jeff (OR):
>
> I used both RDFa and Microdata in the WorldCat pages because it wasn't clear at the time which standard would win out in the long run. The future seems clearer now. The next release will be RDFa-only.
>
> Jeff
>
>
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Hepp [mailto:martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 9:53 AM
> To: Cord Wiljes
> Cc: public-vocabs@w3.org; Stéphane Corlosquet
> Subject: Re: schema.org+Microdata: additional namespaces?
>
> I would stick to one syntax per page, i.e. either microdata or RDFa. If
> you want to mix multiple vocabularies, RDFa has the more advanced
> support anyway.
> The additionalType property in schema.org is mainly designed to allow
> extensibility in an RDF-compatible way for cases where a single type
> per entity is insufficient.
>
> On Sep 10, 2012, at 11:36 AM, Cord Wiljes wrote:
>
>
>  Am 08.09.2012 00:02, schrieb Stéphane Corlosquet:
>
>  Schema.org offers a work around for that via the additionalType
>
>  property: "An additional type for the item, typically used for adding
> more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax.
> This is a relationship between       something and a class that the
> thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax
> - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. Schema.org tools may
> have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those
> defined externally." - you can see it on all schema.org type pages,
> e.g. http://schema.org/Person
>
>  As RDFa is more advanced than Microdata: Would it make sense to use
>
>  Microdata for schema.org and mix it with RDFa for other vocabularies
> (like Dublin Core, Good Relations,...)?
>
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