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Re: Schema.org proposal: New Actions and Actions contigent on an Offer

From: ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:56:36 +0200
Message-ID: <541F3B84.6050807@wwelves.org>
To: Sam Goto <goto@google.com>, Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>
CC: W3C Web Schemas Task Force <public-vocabs@w3.org>
On 09/21/2014 10:44 PM, Sam Goto wrote:
> InteractAction was meant for interactions between people-people or
> people-organizations. I don't think it would fit.
> 
> You could try to make a case for some intersection with UpdateAction,
> but I think that starting separately and merging afterwards seems
> reasonable too (I.e. making a distinction on operations on devices
> versus data/collections).

I have impression that we again face differences between actions
performed on *abstract things* and operations performed on *web resources*

IMO schema:UpdateAction with sub types tries to cover operations on *web
resources* (looks to me like CRUD), while almost all the rest looks like
actions on *abstract things*
Then we also have ones like schema:ViewAction (wikipedia page or real
monument) or schema:WatchAction (online video or theater play)...

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-socialweb/2014Sep/0050.html


> On Sep 21, 2014 1:38 PM, "Markus Lanthaler" <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net
> <mailto:markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>> wrote:
> 
>     Hi Vicki,
> 
>     On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:21 PM, Vicki Tardif Holland wrote:
>     > In order to model the operation of devices and applications, we
>     propose
>     > adding the following new Actions:
>     >
>     > http://schema.org/OperateAction
>     > http://schema.org/ActivateAction
>     > http://schema.org/DectivateAction
>     > http://schema.org/ResumeAction
>     > http://schema.org/SuspendAction
> 
>     I do understand that you want to "group" those actions under
>     OperateAction but what distinguishes OperateAction from an
>     InteractAction (definition would need to be generalized to include
>     devices) or an UpdateAction? IMHO, the definition of UpdateAction
>     would fit quite well for those new actions:
> 
>        The act of managing by changing/editing the state of the object.
> 
> 
>     Thanks,
>     Markus
> 
> 
>     --
>     Markus Lanthaler
>     @markuslanthaler
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