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Re: schema.org typo: "antagonym"

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:34:48 +0100
Message-ID: <CAFfrAFqL9k0ps3vEfiTVC17Nkc9yQw6DKX1N4YwKDOdrTjcnQg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Scott <dan@coffeecode.net>
Cc: "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>, Ian Niles <ianiles@microsoft.com>, Sam Goto <goto@google.com>
+Cc: Ian, Sam who worked on this,

On 29 August 2013 19:43, Dan Scott <dan@coffeecode.net> wrote:

> Hello:
>
> In reviewing some of the new Action types, I noticed the use of the word
> "antagonym" popped up frequently to describe the relationship to another
> action that causes the reverse result.
>
> For example:
>
> http://schema.org/AcceptAction says the related action RejectAction is
> "The
> antagonym of AcceptAction."
>
> However, an antagonym is a single word that has meanings that contradict
> each other. The only case where I think this might possibly be valid is for
> CancelAction...
>
> I believe "antonym" was likely the intended term, but would recommend
> that the plainer English "opposite" be used instead, as plain English
> is generally preferable for technical documentation.
>

Thanks - my guess is you're right and antonym was intended. I've filed this
here, https://www.w3.org/2011/webschema/track/issues/24 ... investigating...

Dan
Received on Thursday, 29 August 2013 19:35:15 UTC

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