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Add "subjectOf" as a reverse for "about" #1670
tl;dr: I propose adding http://schema.org/subjectOf as a named reverse property of http://schema.org/about. The domain would be http://schema.org/Thing and the range would be http://schema.org/CreativeWork and http://schema.org/Event.
There are lots of cases where the main subject of given page is a Person, Organization, etc and authors want to mention there is a work about that entity. It would be nice to have a "subjectOf" property to link to the work. (In JSON-LD, you can use @reverse, but there is no reverse mechanism in microdata yet.)
I hear ya (really) and I'm not saying we shouldn't introduce subjectOf but the difficulty I have with the above statement is that IMHO it's an excuse many use for not making the effort of explaining how @reverse works.
Most I introduce it to are confused at first due to being completely unaware of the existence of a reverse mechanism, though I haven't encountered anybody who wasn't able to grasp it - after some explanation. Maybe a bit more guidance and education could do the trick already (through some schema.org notes, or even by having the sponsors state something about it in their webmaster guidelines).
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Am I correct to notice that there subjectOf is a superset of http://schema.org/WriteAction? I am just noticing that there appears to be nohttp://schema.org/SpeakAction or http://schema.org/RecordAction for the audio modality corollary to the written modality described in http://schema.org/WriteAction. I'm not sure where to make that remark.