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schema.org 1.7: a modest tweaks release (ImageObject, Event organizers, Map improvements)

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 22:21:31 +0200
Message-ID: <CAK-qy=64prz+QcJeRsBg2ef8nXQNSRx_Wm3He_KbXOnhffOX6Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C Web Schemas Task Force <public-vocabs@w3.org>
We've just posted an update to schema.org as v1.7.

There are three small schema improvements in this release:

1) Adding http://schema.org/organizer

 As various people have requested, we now have an 'organizer' property
for events.

2) Changes around http://schema.org/image

 As long intended, we note that an ImageObject is a perfectly
reasonable value for the 'image' property. Previously we only listed
URL as the expected type for that property. It is still most useful to
use the 'image' property with an URL, but for example you might want
to also include properties of the ImageObject inline.

3) Changes around http://schema.org/Map

Some improvements around Map: we add and prefer a 'hasMap' property
which supercedes the older 'map' property, and we add a mapType
property which comes with some enumerated values: ParkingMap,
SeatingMap, TransitMap, VenueMap. A Map might be (but needn't be) also
an ImageObject.

There are also a few little fixes to the site codebase, including to
the per-term embedded RDFa/RDFS information which is now proper RDFa
1.1. Also - of interest to people collaborating on schemas - the
software will now read multiple files containing schemas
and examples. Thanks to Richard Wallis for the suggestion. This should
make it easier to use github(*) to explore ideas in parallel and then
integrate them for testing without running into conflicts.

Coming next: I hope we'll be making progress on BibExtend, Music,
Sports and VideoGame in the very near future...



(*) e.g. https://github.com/danbri/schemaorg
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