Range of programmingLanguage: Language instead of Thing? #341

unor opened this Issue Feb 17, 2015 · 3 comments


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unor commented Feb 17, 2015

The programmingLanguage property currently has a range of Thing.

Its definition ("The computer programming language.") suggests that it could/should be Language instead:

Natural languages such as Spanish, Tamil, Hindi, English, etc. and programming languages such as Scheme and Lisp.

danbri commented Feb 18, 2015

Thanks. Yes this could do with more care (as could 'Language' itself). We don't want to include lists of actual languages (human, computer or hybrid) as part of the schema.org core, but we should document ways of using external enumerations e.g. Wikipedia/Wikidata and it might make sense to break out subtypes of Language.

@danbri danbri added this to the sdo-gozer release milestone Apr 17, 2015
danbri commented Apr 17, 2015

While there are other issues here (Code has a problematic name, see also unrelated 'code' property), writing Language rather than Thing seems a harmless improvement. I'll do that now and close out this specific issue. Thanks again!

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