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Re: LocalBusinessDepartment proposal for schema.org.

From: Jason Douglas <jasondouglas@google.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 17:04:04 -0800
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To: kcoyle@kcoyle.net
Cc: PublicVocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>
On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 4:49 PM, Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net> wrote:

>
>
> On 3/5/13 12:01 PM, Justin Boyan wrote:
>  We could define
>
>> "department" on Organization rather than on LocalBusiness, and make the
>> new target type "Department" a subclass of Organization. The problem is
>> that "Department" then wouldn't inherit the openingHours and
>> openingHoursSpecification fields from LocalBusiness.... and
>> per-department opening hours is a driving use case here. Any ideas?
>>
>
> We will continue to run into such problems if we attempt to create all of
> the schemas through hierarchies. It might be useful to think of
> "free-floating facets"[1] for those properties that may be usable in a
> number of different circumstances, like locations, addresses, hours, owner,
> time (dates of existence, creation), etc. Either that, or a whole bunch of
> properties need to be defined at the Thing level.


That could make it hard to find the properties you want.  Instead,
schema.org has opted for a single global namespace for properties and
allowing multiple domains per property (notice the URLs are not nested
under the type's URL).  For example, Product <http://schema.org/Product>and
CreativeWork <http://www.schema.org/CreativeWork> share the same "review"
property.


And in the spirit of linked data, shouldn't it be possible to link any two
> organizations without one being subordinate to the other?


> I'm not sure that the convenience of inheritance out-weighs the
> inconvenience of trying to fit everything into particular hierarchical
> levels.
>
> kc
>
>
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Faceted_classification<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faceted_classification>
>
>
>> Justin
>>
>>
>> Inline image 1
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>>
>> On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 2:22 PM, Tom Morris <tfmorris@gmail.com
>> <mailto:tfmorris@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 11:23 AM, Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com
>>     <mailto:danbri@google.com>> wrote:
>>
>>         Here's a draft of a proposal for a LocalBusinessDepartment
>>         addition to
>>         schema.org <http://schema.org>. It is pretty small. Basic idea
>>
>>         is that some larger 'local
>>         businesses' have a variety of named departments, which are worth
>>         describing as independent entities (e.g. opening hours etc.).
>>
>>         http://www.w3.org/wiki/**WebSchemas/**LocalBusinessDepartment<http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/LocalBusinessDepartment>
>>
>>         The suggestion is for one new type, LocalBusinessDepartment,
>>         alongside
>>         a pair of properties (department / departmentOf) that associate a
>>         LocalBusinessDepartment with a LocalBusiness. For simplicity a
>>         LocalBusinessDepartment is also considered a LocalBusiness (thus
>>         inheriting all applicable properties, our primary goal).
>>
>>         I'll try to flesh out with some full markup examples, but I hope
>>         this
>>         sketch is enough to get some discussion moving.
>>
>>
>>     That seems like a useful addition, but I don't see how the U-Haul &
>>     USPS example apply since any given location is typically relatively
>>     monolithic.  I was assuming this would be something like an auto
>>     dealer where the Parts department closes at 5 pm, Service might be
>>     open slightly later until 6 pm, and Sales is open until 9 pm or
>>     whenever there's a remote chance that someone will wander in with
>>     money.
>>
>>     Tom
>>
>>
>>
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