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Re: Semantically marking up a "checklist" or process

From: Jason Douglas <jasondouglas@google.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2013 09:24:05 -0700
Message-ID: <CAEiKvUBAcZ+iJbFnqUkyY+2rBV12KLNL6T+8nCR_GGpbvF5N5w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tallyfy <hello@tallyfy.com>
Cc: PublicVocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Maybe a new subclass of ItemList <http://schema.org/ItemList>?

Aside: seems like ItemListElement should have a range of Thing so you could
do structured lists (movies, steps, etc.).

-jason


On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 2:44 AM, Tallyfy <hello@tallyfy.com> wrote:

>  Hi everyone,
>
> I run a startup called http://tallyfy.com
>
> We've just been enrolled into StartupChile, and aim to launch within a few
> months using their help. Our homepage looks something like this:
> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14563542/tallyfy.png
>
> What we do is allow anyone to embed knowledge as steps in a checklist or a
> process. Examples might be:
>
>    - How to bake a carrot cake
>    - How to change a bicycle tyre
>    - What to pack if you're visiting the Amazon rainforest
>    - My bucket list
>
> The clearest and most obvious point to make here is that these checklists,
> when marked up via schema.org would be excellent ways to present answers
> to questions without people going through many pages on search engines.
>
> So I wanted to propose *a schema for marking up a checklist* (or a
> process).. If there is one already - could someone point me to it?
>
> If we could understand that this is a "set of steps for doing something" -
> I think that would be very valuable, not just to search but for people
> looking for knowledge which is actionable, not just web pages. In other
> words, an actual set of steps marked up is more valuable than a block of
> content (usually using <ol> or <ul> HTML) which blends into a web page.
>
> We intend to do a lot more - you can measure how many people did a
> checklist, how long it took on average, reviews, etc. so perhaps those
> could incorporate into this schema.
>
> thanks
> Amit
>
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