Re: Author markup question

On 4 September 2013 11:35, Willem-Siebe Spoelstra <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Why do I see this in examples on
>> <span itemprop="author">Ellie</span>
> What I don't understand is why this is correct, the expected type is not
> 'text' but for example 'person'.
> So the only way this is correct I think is:
> <span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="">
>   <span itemprop="name">Jane Doe</span>
> </span>
> Am I right or wrong here?

Hi. You have the correct intuition here - that the short form is not
strictly correct, and should more properly be written out in full as
you show. is a pragmatic effort though, hence
""" We also expect that often, where we expect a property value of
type Person, Place, Organization or some other subClassOf Thing, we
will get a text string. In the spirit of "some data is better than
none", we will accept this markup and do the best we can."""


Received on Wednesday, 4 September 2013 10:47:50 UTC