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GoodRelations Service Update 2011-10-01 deployed: Microdata, schema.org, gr:License class

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:40:20 +0100
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Cc: semantic-web@w3.org, public-lod@w3.org, HTML Data Task Force WG <public-html-data-tf@w3.org>
To: "public-vocabs@w3.org Vocabularies" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Dear all:

I am happy to announce that we just deployed an updated version of the GoodRelations vocabulary at

   http://purl.org/goodrelations/v1        (with content negotiation)
   http://purl.org/goodrelations/v1.owl    (OWL in RDF/XML syntax)
   http://purl.org/goodrelations/v1.html   (HTML)

Please refresh your caches!

With this update, GoodRelations becomes fully usable in HTML5 microdata syntax and aligned with schema.org.
In particular, we added microdata processing rules and a formal mapping to schema.org.

This allows you 

- to use GoodRelations in microdata markup patterns,
- to use GoodRelations to extend schema.org markup patterns in RDFa and microdata, and
- to consume GoodRelations data via schema.org classes and vice versa (partly, at least at the class levels)

We also added roughly 660 detailed examples in RDFa, microdata, and Turtle syntax.

For a full changelog, see

For the new microdata processing rules, see

For additional information on using GoodRelations in microdata syntax, see

For information on using GoodRelations in combination with schema.org, see

New elements added in this release are
	 gr:vatID property for indicating the VAT ID of the gr:BusinessEntity.
	 gr:taxID property for indicating the Tax / Fiscal ID of the gr:BusinessEntity.
	 gr:License for modeling licenses as business functions (e.g. for stock photos or software).

The examples section is considered work-in-progress, so expect regular extensions and improvements without official service release announcements in the future.

As ever since 2008, GoodRelations is kept stable and backwards-compatible while addressing all the needs resulting from recent developments like HTML5 microdata and schema.org.

A huge thanks goes to Jeni Tennison, Gregg Kellog, and Philip Jaegenstedt for their valuable feedback on our microdata processing rules, and to my team in Munich, namely Andreas Radinger, Alex Stolz, Uwe Stoll, Laszlo Toeroek, and Bene Rodriguez, for their continues support!

If you have any comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

And again: Please update your cached versions of GoodRelations!

Best wishes

Martin Hepp

martin hepp
e-business & web science research group
universitaet der bundeswehr muenchen

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