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Re: Arrays (lists) in schema.org

From: Martin Hepp <mfhepp@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2016 14:42:38 +0200
Cc: "schema.org Mailing List" <public-schemaorg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <29DA7AEF-88C9-465A-9EBA-03C0347AA98D@gmail.com>
To: JOSE MANUEL CANTERA FONSECA <josemanuel.canterafonseca@telefonica.com>
I think the reason is that most or all syntaxes for schema.org have their built-in mechanisms for represening lists (albeit ordered lists are a bit difficult in RDF).

Historically, the datatypes in schema.org were included (if I am not mistaken) because the design should not depend on the acceptance of the RDF meta-model or be hard-wired to the Microdata specification. This looks a bit strange to people from the RDF world, because things are redundantly defined. But it decouples schema.org from the evolution and popularity of various syntaxes for representing structured data on the Web.

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> On 06 Sep 2016, at 11:06, JOSE MANUEL CANTERA FONSECA <josemanuel.canterafonseca@telefonica.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> Schema.org provides nice types such as Text, Number, Date, StructuredValue, . But why is not provided a data type for arrays , i.e. Lists of elements of the aforementioned types? 
> Thanks for your help
> best
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