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Re: Email Message Definition?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2014 14:37:44 -0400
Message-ID: <5377AC78.6000404@openlinksw.com>
To: public-vocabs@w3.org
On 5/16/14 9:11 PM, Aaron Bradley wrote:
> Gmail Actions avail themselves of very basic EmailMessage properties, 
> mostly inherited from Thing. [1]
> Isn't the ability to make basic statements about a specific type of 
> object an inherent benefit of having that object available in the 
> vocabulary?
> [1] 
> https://developers.google.com/gmail/actions/reference/types/EmailMessage-- 

Is schema.org a vocabulary for Gmail? I thought it was a vocabulary that 
applications and services like Gmail *could* put to use.

I read schema.org definitions assuming they are definitions without any 
application or service specificity.

BTW -- can adding a comment and a label to a properties table be such a 
big deal, when the net effect is clarity?

> On May 16, 2014 5:40 PM, "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" 
> <pfpschneider@gmail.com <mailto:pfpschneider@gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On 05/16/2014 04:10 PM, Dan Brickley wrote:
>         [...]
>         I think there's a difference of perspective here. For
>         schema.org <http://schema.org> at
>         least, it is perfectly fine to have a named subtype to
>         indicate that
>         some but not all CreativeWorks are EmailMessages, without
>         requiring
>         there to be distinguishing machine-friendly attributes for the
>         subtype. So we're happy with it as-is currently. Is there some
>         specific application this this situation breaks?
>         Dan
>     Well, I don't see how the mere addition of a new subtype could
>     break any reasonable application, so if this is the bar, then
>     there is no problem.
>     However, I do not believe that the current situation is very good
>     here.   If content providers are to use this new class effectively
>     they will want to associate information with emails, and the
>     properties from CreativeWork do not seem to be adequate.  For
>     example, how is one to add to and cc information, and keep them
>     straight?
>     peter



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