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[Bug 14233] New: Allow items to have multiple types if they share the same vocabulary.

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Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:26:36 +0000
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           Summary: Allow items to have multiple types if they share the
                    same vocabulary.
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: blocker
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML Microdata (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: ian@hixie.ch
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

At the workshop today a number of people said that the main thing they wanted
to do that they couldn't do with HTML today is mark up items with multiple
types, for example marking an item as being both "a bike shop" and "a ski
shop", where these types have common (or at least overlapping and
non-conflicting) vocabularies.

Historically the solution has been to use an itemtype="" that specifies the
type of the vocabulary, and an itemprop="" that gives the kinds. However, it
seems this is unintuitive enough that people don't get it, so we should just
allow compatible vocabularies to be listed in the itemtype="" attribute.

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