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Am I right that WebPage lacks a generic property for linking to WebPageElement?

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2014 09:42:58 +0100
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To: Public Vocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Dear all:

As far as I understand, 

    http://schema.org/WebPageElement 

would provide a nice way of exposing the meaning of, and meta-data for, page elements, which could be used by search engines e.g. for guessing the best contextual links (as opposed to breadcrumbs, which imply some kind of hierarchy). In particular, one could nicely use 

    http://schema.org/SiteNavigationElement 

to mark-up important links inside the page, which would often make good contextual links.

Unfortunately, 

    http://schema.org/WebPage 

does not define a generic property for linking from the WebPage to multiple 

    http://schema.org/WebPageElement 

entities in the same page.

Formally, 

    http://schema.org/mentions 

would work, but I am unsure whether this is intended.

    http://schema.org/isPartOf 

would work from the perspective of the 

    http://schema.org/SiteNavigationElement, 

but could lead to circular processing of the data.

    http://schema.org/mainContentOfPage 

works only for the most important WegPageElement.

I think the best solution would be to add a property

    http://schema.org/pageElement

Indicates that the web page element is a relevant part of the Web page (e.g. for linking from a web page to its site navigation elements).

What do others think? Did I miss anything?

Martin

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