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Re: Expected value for the author property

From: Aaron Bradley <aaranged@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 06:25:19 -0700
Message-ID: <CAMbipBvHWgAJoWyD4yZ+DmcSkfB1py0Qcm0mzSMedUaH4z0zrw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chilly Bang <chilly_bang@yahoo.de>
Cc: David Deering <david@touchpointdigital.net>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Further to Phil's point, you'll find this in the "Expected types, text, and
URLs" section of the schema.org documentation [1]:

When browsing the schema.org types, you will notice that many properties
have "expected types". This means that the value of the property can itself
be an embedded item (see section 1d: embedded items). But this is not a
requirement--it's fine to include just regular text or a URL.

[1] http://schema.org/docs/gs.html#schemaorg_expected

On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 3:50 AM, Chilly Bang <chilly_bang@yahoo.de> wrote:

> Hi
> Google wants to get from the web document a verifiable entities, so you is
> you want to provide any author information, you are free to use a set of
> author's properties like Person and Organization and rel="author" and
> itemprop="sameAs", which can be putted together in any combination. E.g.
> something like:
> <div itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person>
> <span itemprop="url">https://www.google.com/+exampleperson</span>
> <link rel="author" href="https://www.freebase.com/m/0_xxxx" />
> <span itemprop="sameAs">http://about.me/exampleperson</span>
> </div>
> greets
> Evgeniy
>   ------------------------------
>  *Von:* David Deering <david@touchpointdigital.net>
> *An:* public-vocabs@w3.org
> *Gesendet:* 2:06 Freitag, 21.März 2014
> *Betreff:* Expected value for the author property
>  Maybe this is an oversight on my part that I didn't notice it before this
> week or maybe this is a recent change, but I noticed that on the
> schema.org/Review page as well as on other pages, the expected value for
> the author property is Person or Organization.  For a long time, the
> author's name was simply declared with text, and the examples that exist on
> schema.org as well as in Google's rich snippet guidelines all show the
> value of the author property as text.  So is this a new standard, and when
> using the author property, is the expected value now a Person or
> Organization?  And will declaring the author simply with text no longer
> suffice?
> Also interesting is the author property's definition:  *The author of
> this content. Please note that author is special in that HTML 5 provides a
> special mechanism for indicating authorship via the rel tag. That is
> equivalent to this and may be used interchangeably.*  If I understand
> this correctly, it would seem that this is stating that the author could be
> declared by using the rel=author tag.  But could someone please explain
> this definition a little more as well as how the author property
> could/should be declared moving forward, either with or without the rel
> tag?  Maybe some examples would be nice.  :-)
> Thanks in advance.
> David
Received on Friday, 21 March 2014 13:25:47 UTC

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