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Re: additionalType property, vs extending Microdata syntax for multiple types

From: Sandhaus, Evan <sandhes@nytimes.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:23:05 -0400
To: "public-vocabs@w3.org Vocabs" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-ID: <13461A39-945C-407F-9446-0CA65FAA2AA6@nytimes.com>
My $0.02.

While I think that the ideal solution would be to extend Microdata Syntax to allow for multiple types, this solution will take time as it necessarily entails a standardization process.  As an active member of a Standards Body, I certainly value and sympathize with the need for a deliberative standards process.

That being said, I feel that the need for web publishers to associate multiple types with their metadata is sufficiently urgent that the sponsors of schema.org would be completely justified in introducing an 'additionalType' property.  Far better, in my view, to have a good solution tomorrow than a perfect solution at some indeterminate later date.

All the best,

Evan Sandhaus
Lead Architect, Semantic Plaforms
IPTC Representative
The New York Times Company
Received on Monday, 18 June 2012 16:23:35 UTC

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