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Re: Proposal: make http://schema.org/Offer more friendly for non-commercial usage

From: Dan Scott <dan@coffeecode.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:51:57 -0400
To: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Cc: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20130912035156.GA25649@denials>
On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 12:17:46AM +0200, Martin Hepp wrote:
> No objections from the GoodRelations side ;-)
> Note that in GoodRelations, the equivalent class is named ProductOrService:
> 
>     http://purl.org/goodrelations/v1#ProductOrService

I know it well; I tried to stick closely to GoodRelations while drafting 
this proposal :)

> 
> I would not recommend to create a distinct class "Service", because many sites cannot properly distinguish products from (commodity) services, so they cannot make the distinction in the markup.
> 
> For instance, many shop applications mix products and associated services in their database and cannot reliably keep them apart. This is why GoodRelations has a common superclass as the default.

This makes perfect sense to me. Thanks again Martin!

Dan
Received on Thursday, 12 September 2013 03:52:28 UTC

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