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Re: Proposal: Audiobook

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 08:16:00 -0700
Message-ID: <524995B0.9040709@kcoyle.net>
To: public-vocabs@w3.org
I believe there was a question about using multiple types in microformat 
markup which I can't find now, nor an answer. So in case I dreamed it 
all, I'll rephrase it here: can one use multiple types in a microformat 
markup, and could someone please provide a brief example?

Thank you,
kc

On 9/26/13 5:46 AM, Vicki Tardif Holland wrote:
>
> On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 8:26 AM, Martin Hepp
> <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org
> <mailto:martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>> wrote:
>
>     Now, we can take at least two approaches for handling this:
>
>     1. We can use multiple supertypes, i.e. materialize a multiple
>     inheritance relation (e.g. make AudioBook a subtype of both
>     CreativeWorks and Product)
>     2. We can encourage the use of multiple types at markup time.
>
>     I strongly recommend option #2, because
>
>     - it waives the need to define relevant combinations ex ante,
>     - it avoids the irritating listing of properties that are not
>     relevant for most use cases, and
>     - it decouples the evolution of type combinations from the evolution
>     of the schema.org <http://schema.org> specification.
>
>
> Decoupling the evolution of type combinations from the evolution of the
> specification is an important point. If we have to serve all of the uses
> of AudioBook (or any other type) in its specification, we are going to
> end up with a tangle of multiple inheritance and/or duplicate properties
> which authors will not understand how to use.
>
> - Vicki
>
> Vicki Tardif Holland | Ontologist |vtardif@google.com
> <mailto:vtardif@google.com>

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