broaden https://schema.org/fileFormat - useful for many CreativeWorks #790

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danbri opened this Issue Sep 22, 2015 · 9 comments

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danbri commented Sep 22, 2015

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:

  • CreativeWork: fileformat(Text) - "Media type (MIME format) of the content e.g. application/zip of a SoftwareApplication binary. In cases where a CreativeWork has several media type representations, 'encoding' can be used to indicate each MediaObject alongside particular fileFormat information."

(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)

/cc @rvguha @shankarnat @vholland @chaals @mfhepp @ajax-als @pmika @tilid @scor @mfhepp

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...

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@vholland
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+1

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pmika commented Sep 23, 2015

+1

@thiagomgd

+1

@ajax-als

+1

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@sballesteros

+1 we are currently misusing encodingFormat for that.

@shankarnat
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+1

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mfhepp commented Sep 24, 2015

+1

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danbri commented Sep 24, 2015

Sounds like rough consensus (pinging @scor for steering group unanimity). I'll code it up for the next release under sdo-phobos.

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danbri commented Nov 6, 2015
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