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RE: currentModel attribute for /Product

From: Kenley Lamaute <kenleyl@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 04:38:36 +0000
To: Joshua J Wulf <jwulf@redhat.com>
CC: "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BD5BA203CA34334EA417E2701A80AEB63B5BBF42@CH1PRD0310MB381.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
Yes, the ID is to be universally unique.

From: Joshua J Wulf [mailto:jwulf@redhat.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:25 PM
To: Kenley Lamaute
Cc: public-vocabs@w3.org
Subject: Re: currentModel attribute for /Product

On 07/27/2012 02:16 PM, Kenley Lamaute wrote:
I've received direct feedback from several individuals on the Product item proposal. After vetting several options, The most elegant solution for reducing the complexity of requiring metadata updates to already published pages, is to introduce two new fields to 'Product':

*             releaseDate - the product release date
*             productFamilyID - unique product family identifier reused across product versions. For example: <meta itemprop='productFamilyID' content='123-456-789'/>.

This enables the scenario of a user searching for information about a product (without specifying a version), and enabling the search engine to favor results for the most recent product material.

                *Legacy Product Content*
                Product = Windows Mobile 6.5
                Model = 6.5

                *Newer Product Content*
                Product = Windows Phone 7
                Model =7

The example above shows how  multiple products can be associated by a ProductFamilyID, so that anyone seeking "mobile sdk for Windows" can be offered content that applies to the latest technology first.

If there are no objections, I'd like to revise the original proposal for adding 'currentModel' to product, and replace it with this solution of adding 'releaseDate' and 'productFamilyID' to the Product item.



Given that you can equate different Products by giving them the same productFamilyID, does the productFamilyID need to be a UUID?

- Josh
Received on Friday, 27 July 2012 04:39:15 UTC

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