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RE: Microdata for Financial Products

From: Alexander Shubin <ajax@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 16:34:12 +0400
To: Aaron Bradley <aaranged@yahoo.com>, Antonio Romero Vicente <anto.rome@gmail.com>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-ID: <816228B3C28060429BA85A9A9F07A1A003A598AA56C4@FINE.ld.yandex.ru>
Hi all,

In Yandex we developed special XML format for Financial Products. You may read about it here: http://help.yandex.ru/webmaster/?id=1112634
Maybe it will help. 

Unfortunately it is available only in Russian. But you can take a look at XSD-schema (http://help.yandex.ru/webmaster/bank-product.xsd) and file example (http://help.yandex.ru/webmaster/bankExample.xml).  


-----Original Message-----
From: public-vocabs-request@w3.org [mailto:public-vocabs-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Aaron Bradley
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 3:21 AM
To: Antonio Romero Vicente; public-vocabs@w3.org
Subject: Re: Microdata for Financial Products

I've been wondering about this too as it might pertain to a whole range of items that might be considered an "Offer" but differing from brick-and-mortar products chiefly in that they are temporally bound, and that their value is real but not bound up in a physical entity.š This includes:
- Currencies (the price of one relative to another)

- Stocks, bonds and similar financial instruments
- Commodities (the price of given measure of commodity in a particular currency)

All of this "stuff" is available for purchase, but trying to map properties for these under Product or Offer doesn't seem to work too well.š I think there's a good possibility that a type could be put together for these sort of "intangible tangibles" that could have broad applicability.

>From: Antonio Romero Vicente <anto.rome@gmail.com>
>To: public-vocabs@w3.org
>Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2011 2:33:08 AM
>Subject: Microdata for Financial Products
>I have been searching in internet but found nothing about tagging Financial Products such as loans, CDs, etc with properties such as interest rate, investment period, etc
>Financial Products could fit inšhttp://schema.org/Productšbut not how it is defined currently but they are also intangible. Any suggestion on this purpose?
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