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Re: svg schema.org/micraodata question

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 10:33:02 +0100
Cc: "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5A2B9F3C-E54A-43D5-8C96-39E1512237F7@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: Gerald LeRoy <gerald_leroy@yahoo.com>
Hi Gerald:

At the conceptual level of schema.org, it is perfectly fine to use SVG images.

The media type indicated by the server should be "image/svg+xml" [1].

Now, it may be that your actual question is whether Google or any other search engine will consider vector graphics for logos.

This is a question that cannot be answered in this forum, since the sponsors of schema.org explained many times that they cannot make statements on the way they are consuming schema.org markup in here.

The respective product forums at Google, Bing, Yahoo, or Yandex would be a better place to ask such questions.

BTW, in regular image search, Google seems to be able to consider SVG images and render thumbnails, try e.g. "volkswagen logo svg" in the image search.


[1] http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf-announce/current/msg08275.html

On Dec 5, 2013, at 2:22 AM, Gerald LeRoy wrote:

> I'm using an .svg logo on a client's website.
> Does itemprop="logo" work with .svg images?
> It would be nice to use the Organization schema and logo property on as much data of my site as possible - including on .svg images.
> Would this work?
> Thanks in advance for any assistance with this.

martin hepp
e-business & web science research group
universitaet der bundeswehr muenchen

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