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Re: Real Estate sites using Product and Offer?

From: Adrian Giurca <giurca@tu-cottbus.de>
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:48:06 +0100
Message-ID: <4F031526.7080803@tu-cottbus.de>
To: kurt@develohost.com
CC: public-vocabs@w3.org
Residence is subclass of  Place therefore is something that can be 
located. However, it looks like only Product is intended for sale. 
However, it would be nice to markup the same "object" with both types 
(Residence as a Product, "residence for sale"). As such you take 
advantage of the Residence properties which I believe you like. 
Unfortunately by now this is not possible due to microdata restrictions 
(see itemscope/itemtype at http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/microdata.html  
and the discussion at http://www.jenitennison.com/blog/node/161 ).
On 1/3/2012 3:21 PM, Kurt Maine wrote:
> Thanks for the reply, Adrian. I actually meant "Residence', not Real Estate. Can you tell me the advantages of using Product over just using Residence?
> Kurt Maine - Sent via BlackBerry
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adrian Giurca<giurca@tu-cottbus.de>
> Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:10:14
> To: Kurt Maine<kurt@develohost.com>
> Cc:<public-vocabs@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: Real Estate sites using Product and Offer?
> Dear Kurt,
> According with schema.org documentation a http://schema.org/Product is
> is "anything that is made available for sale".
> I am not sure what do you mean by using the schema.org RealEstate... Is
> such class available?
> Otherwise you may consider extending schema.as:
> http://schema.org/Product/RealEstate or use a specific vocabulary if you
> know one. However, as a fast implementation I would encourage to use
> Product. Later if you find not enough properties to enrich your markup
> you may consider the extension.
> -Adrian Giurca
> On 12/27/2011 6:25 PM, Kurt Maine wrote:
>> I've noticed several real estate listings sites, including one of the
>> largest (Trulia.com) are marking up their property pages (the page
>> dedicated to a single home for sale) as a Product, an Offer, or both.
>> Can someone explain to me the advantage of marking up a real estate
>> listing as a Product or Offer, as opposed to using the Real Estate
>> schema.org markup?
>> Does the use of Product/Offer allow you to use additional useful
>> properties that Real Estate doesn't?
>> Any insight into why large, reputable companies may have come to that
>> decision is appreciated.
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