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Re: CurrencyConversionService and ExchangeRateSpecification markups?

From: Hans Polak <info@polak.es>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2020 16:37:23 +0200
To: public-schemaorg@w3.org
Message-ID: <f6b92f92-8124-e73c-2c1f-a063007c9615@polak.es>
Hi Richard,

Maybe we should rename "Pending" to something else to better transmit 
the sentiment.

I propose: "Proposed, pending usage data."

Yours sincerely,
Hans Polak

On 4/6/20 12:59, Richard Wallis wrote:
> Hi Pauline,
>
> The ExchangeRateSpecification 
> <https://schema.org/ExchangeRateSpecification> term you correctly 
> identify is one of many that are in the pending 
> <https://schema.org/docs/pending.home.html> section of the Schema.org 
> vocabulary.
>
> Somewhat counterintuitively a term's presence in the pending section 
> is not a discorragement to its use in markup. It is more the opposite, 
> an encouragement to use to prove the usefulness of the term(s) as 
> expected by those that proposed it.
>
> It has been acknowledged that the process for moving term definitions 
> from pending into the core areas of the vocabulary, and potentially 
> weeding out less successfully adopted, has not taken off fully yet. 
> Nevertheless you will find many very well used terms in the pending 
> section.   The more sites that use pending terms, the more 
> successful those terms will be, and the more likely it will be that 
> data consumers such as search engines will take notice of data 
> containing them.
>
> As to examples of how to mark up an ExchangeRateSpecification, I would 
> take your lead from the examples 
> <https://schema.org/ExchangeRateSpecification#examples> on the 
> schema.org <http://schema.org> page.
> eg.
>
>     {
>         "@context": "http://schema.org",
>         "@type": "ExchangeRateSpecification",
>         "currency":"BTC",
>     "currentExchangeRate":[
>             {
>                 "@type": "UnitPriceSpecification",
>                 "price": "9548.06",
>     "priceCurrency": "USD"
>             },
>             {
>                 "@type": "UnitPriceSpecification",
>                 "price": "8523.21",
>     "priceCurrency": "EUR"
>             }
>         ]
>     }
>
>
> ~Richard
>
> Richard Wallis
> Founder, Data Liberate
> http://dataliberate.com
> Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardwallis
> Twitter: @rjw
>
>
>
> On Thu, 4 Jun 2020 at 11:23, Pauline S <pauline@changenow.io 
> <mailto:pauline@changenow.io>> wrote:
>
>     Hi Martin,
>
>     Thank you so much! Taking this in for research.
>
>     *Best regards,*
>     *Pauline Shangett*
>     *Chief Marketing Officer
>     *
>     *ChangeNOW.io*
>     *______________________*
>     *Telegram: t.me/deepmoist <http://t.me/deepmoist>
>     *
>
>
>     On Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 1:10 AM Martin Hepp <mfhepp@gmail.com
>     <mailto:mfhepp@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>         Hi all:
>         FYI:
>
>         In the course of [1] and [2], we developed a small ontology
>         for currency conversion data, see
>
>         https://www.stalsoft.com/ontologies/xro/ns#
>
>         Best wishes
>         Martin Hepp
>
>         [1] http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1056/salad2013-6.pdf
>         [2] http://www.currency2currency.org/, currently down (likely
>         due to excessive usage / over quota; tbc)
>
>         -----------------------------------
>         martin hepp http://www.heppnetz.de <http://www.heppnetz.de/>
>         mfhepp@gmail.com <mailto:mfhepp@gmail.com>
>         <mailto:mfhepp@gmail.com <mailto:mfhepp@gmail.com>>
>         @mfhepp
>
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>
>         > On 3. Jun 2020, at 13:48, Pauline S <pauline@changenow.io
>         <mailto:pauline@changenow.io>> wrote:
>         >
>         > Hey guys,
>         >
>         > I hope this email finds you well.
>         > I have a question about the structured data markups for
>         currency exchanges, mainly CurrencyConversionService and
>         ExchangeRateSpecification.
>         > I do marketing for a cryptocurrency exchange service and
>         would like to add these two bits to our pages.
>         > However, I have a question whether Google actually cares
>         that this data is there or not.
>         > Right now, https://schema.org/ExchangeRateSpecification is
>         pending for community review and
>         https://schema.org/CurrencyConversionService is released, but
>         neither of those is listed on
>         https://developers.google.com/search/docs/guides/search-gallery.
>         > So my question is, is there a point in adding these to our
>         pages right now? If yes, are there any detailed specs on how
>         to mark these up properly?
>         >
>         > Another point of interest is that if you google "btc to usd"
>         there is a snippet on the front page that does indeed display
>         the exchange rate for Coinbase, provided by Morningstar, which
>         means that this kind of structured data DOES work at some point.
>         >
>         > Thank you so much for reading this! I'm sorry if the
>         questions are irrelevant - SEO is not my strong suit.
>         >
>         > Best regards,
>         > Pauline Shangett
>         > Chief Marketing Officer
>         > ChangeNOW.io
>         > ______________________
>         > Telegram: t.me/deepmoist <http://t.me/deepmoist>
>         >
>
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