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Re: Email Message Definition?

From: Dan Scott <dan@coffeecode.net>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 14:50:01 -0400
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: public-vocabs@w3.org
Message-ID: <20140516185000.GA8309@denials>
On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 02:32:05PM -0400, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>On 5/16/14 1:27 PM, Dan Brickley wrote:
>>On 16 May 2014 17:59, Kingsley Idehen<kidehen@openlinksw.com>  wrote:
>>>>All,
>>>>
>>>>Is this [1] the definition of an Email, or this just an error?
>>"An email message."
>>
>>Short and sweet. Is there more that you think it should usefully say?
>>
>>At this stage we have not got into the business of representing mail
>>headers, although that could turn out to be interesting.
>>
>>Dan
>>
>>
>But I am not seeing a single recognizable Email Message attribute, 
>hence my question. Another route to my confusion is by using a CTRL+F 
>(or Command F) sequence to search on the pattern: Email, there are 
>only two hits:
>
>Thing > CreativeWork > *Email*Message
>An *email* message.
>
>The properties table doesn't have a single hit i.e., its basically 
>describes a 'Creative Work' .
>
>Hoping this clarifies my concerns.

This is a relatively common pattern in schema.org. The class name is used
to distinguish the instance from the more generic class, but there are
no special properties that are necessary beyond the parent class.

Look at http://schema.org/docs/full.html and you can see there are many
classes that do not define new properties.
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