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Re: Suggestion for Event class ReligiousEvent

From: Richard Verhoeven <r.verhoeven@rhein-meeting.org>
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2015 20:41:41 +0100
Message-ID: <566883F5.4070206@rhein-meeting.org>
To: public-schemaorg@w3.org
Given that schema.org offers not only PlaceOfWorship but even subclasses 
for a number of religions, it would appear logical to add at least the 
corresponding major subclass to Event.

Is inclusion into schema.org more a question of statistics than of 
logic? Well, nowadays at least all christian parishes in industrial 
countries announce their events online. Google has about 275.000.000 
matches for the search term "exhibition", 87.900.00 for "holy mass" and 
154.000.000 for "prayer event", so there are probably more religious 
events than exhibitions on the web.

While I don't know to which degree markup is provided, I guess the 
existence of a vocabulary would help in development of search tools. 
Personally I'm responsible for rhein-meeting.org, a yearly conference 
which includes a Holy Mass.

On 12/08/2015 03:46 PM, Brian Tremblay wrote:
> On 12/7/15 8:49 AM, Richard Verhoeven wrote:
>>
>> in the list of more specific Event types, there seems to be nothing
>> currently that fits to religious events of any kind, such as a Holy
>> Mass for christians. I suggest to create a new type ReligiousEvent
>> inheriting from Event, with no additional properties since the
>> properties of Event (in particular, organizer, performer, name and
>> description) would appear sufficient to characterize the religion and
>> the event category.
>
> May I ask: who do you imagine would consume this new type? Are there
> churches, mosques, etc. marking up events now? Are there tools looking
> for religious events specifically to justify this addition?
>
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