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broaden https://schema.org/fileFormat - useful for many CreativeWorks #790
Currently https://schema.org/fileFormat "MIME format of the binary (e.g. application/zip)." is a text field associated only with the SoftwareApplication type.
I propose we broaden it to apply (potentially) to any CreativeWork. This would allow us for example to say that some particular Dataset is in application/ld+json format, or that an ImageObject was image/png.
Although the name of the property is a little inelegant (it should probably have been called "media type" initially), it does not seem a huge win to change that now. I suggest instead we write something like:
(and link to http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/media-types.xhtml - in the schema we should mark this as equivalent to dc:format)
I'd like to squeeze this into the upcoming http://sdo-phobos.appspot.com/docs/releases.html#sdo-phobos release (improves DataFeed), if I can get some +1s here...