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Re: Schema.org Actions - an update and call for review

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2013 13:52:16 +0200
Message-ID: <CAK-qy=5hHucj4bM5f2xwuN_e3XcpJbhUisxZ+904UH+Ymc1Y1Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C Web Schemas Task Force <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Cc: Ian Niles <ianiles@microsoft.com>, Sam Goto <goto@google.com>, Alexander Shubin <ajax@yandex-team.ru>
Thanks everyone for the discussion and contributions - we made a few
improvements and have just published the initial version of this work
at schema.org:

* http://schema.org/Action
* http://schema.org/docs/full.html
* Machine readable version is included in
http://schema.org/docs/schema_org_rdfa.html (plus a little RDFa/RDFS
in each per-term page).

As mentioned at the start of this thread
(http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-vocabs/2013Jul/0090.html)
the plan is to move on from past-tense Actions to address the other
scenarios explored in earlier drafts, i.e. the description of
potential future actions, and mechanisms for handling them. As part of
this we expect to clarify how Actions relate to Events. For now, we
have added Action as a direct sub-type of Thing; this is
uncontroversial enough as everything is considered a 'Thing'. The
existing http://schema.org/Event type currently has a very broad
definition (one that would embrace Actions as agent-intended events) ,
but in practice focusses on social events / happenings. There is also
an outstanding proposal to improve Event, including the handling of
repeating events (see
http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/EventSchemaUpdate). As you can see,
there is plenty more to do, but we're glad to have achieved this
milestone as a foundation for richer description of actions. Please
let us know of any bugs, mistakes or inclarities and we'll do our best
to keep improving schema.org step by step.

cheers,

Dan

(for the schema.org team)
Received on Wednesday, 7 August 2013 11:52:43 UTC

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