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Re: schema.org typo: "antagonym"

From: Sam Goto <goto@google.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 11:34:05 -0700
Message-ID: <CAMtUnc7ST2+KSKU8vvjrjsaPNcTFULHM9mHSiOvPwZb10ydbgw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: Dan Scott <dan@coffeecode.net>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>, Ian Niles <ianiles@microsoft.com>
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On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 12:34 PM, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org> wrote:

> +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
>
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