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Re: schema.org 1.0b update

From: Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:10:33 -0400
Message-ID: <CAGR+nnE7e_e_m0HFrUZq7WLqQnCf8G=0A3ZzGk8=ZM=hnoyPBA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
Cc: W3C Web Schemas Task Force <public-vocabs@w3.org>
On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 11:59 AM, Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com> wrote:

> Some of you already noticed, so here's a quick summary.
>
> We've just posted a new version of the schema.org site.
>
> It has two vocabulary changes:
>
> 1. addition of http://schema.org/sameAs
>
> Per http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/sameAs this adds a property to
> Thing that makes it easier to indicate identifying URLs for entities
> being described.
>
> 2. http://schema.org/citation has been moved up to CreativeWork, from
> MedicalScholarlyArticle
>
> Details http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/CitationPromotion
>
> Thanks to the BibExtend group for suggesting this small but useful
> improvement.
>
>
> The site also has some practical improvements:
>
> 1. schema.org now has per-property pages.
>
> I'm happy to close this longstanding issue,
> http://www.w3.org/2011/webschema/track/issues/2
>
> Every property in schema.org should now de-reference. For example,
> http://schema.org/actor or the links above for
> http://schema.org/sameAs and http://schema.org/citation. This is
> currently quite basic but should be useful in a number of ways. It
> helps with property-centric schemas such as LRMI (e.g.
> http://schema.org/learningResourceType ) and provides a foundation for
> publishing other useful pieces of information about each property
> (source/attribution, mappings, inverses and super-properties etc.).
>
> 2. Per-term machine-readable definitions
>
> Our Type, Enumeration and the new Property pages each have basic
> embedded RDFa/RDFS schema descriptions. We continue to publish a full
> RDFa/RDFS dump of the schema at
> http://schema.org/docs/schema_org_rdfa.html and are considering other
> improvements (JSON-LD, OWL, change logs / history, etc.).
>

Congrats on the launch of the individual property pages and the RDFa/RDFS
schema everywhere! Is http://schema.org/docs/schema_org_rdfa.html to be
taken as the canonical structured data dump of schema.org in RDFS? It
mentions that it's '*experimental*', maybe this is no longer the case?

Steph.


>
> 3. Pages for Enumerations now use '::' instead of '>' to indicate type
> membership.
>
> http://schema.org/Enumeration has a number of sub-types for areas
> where we enumerate a small number of options.  For example,
> http://schema.org/BookFormatType is such a type.
>
> http://schema.org/BookFormatType itself has a number of instances,
> e.g. http://schema.org/Hardcover
>
> Previously, the presentation of Hardcover was like this:
>
> Thing > Intangible > Enumeration > BookFormatType > Hardcover
>
> We now show this:
>
> Thing > Intangible > Enumeration > BookFormatType :: Hardcover
>
> ... to make it slightly clearer that Hardcover is modeled as an instance.
>
> (whether this is a good treatment of book formats is another and more
> substantive topic...).
>
> Thanks to all who contributed to this.
>
> Dan (for the schema.org team)
>
>
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