#302 Microdata or RDFa 1.1 Lite support for schema.org

v5.0
open-fixed
nobody
None
5
2014-05-21
2013-03-22
Joshua Wulf
No

Schema.org markup in HTML, embedded as Microdata or RDFa 1.1 Lite, is used by the major search engines to optimise discovery of relevant information.

Schema.org has a proposed vocabulary for technical documentation: http://blog.schema.org/2012/06/newvocabularies-for-technical.html

Using that vocabulary it's possible to, for example, mark up code samples with the product that they are relevant to, the product component, and the programming language.

It looks like schema.org is converging on RDFa Lite:

http://blog.schema.org/2011/11/using-rdfa-11-lite-with-schemaorg.html
http://blog.schema.org/2012/06/semtech-rdfa-microdata-and-more.html

Manu Sporny makes a solid case that RDFa Lite is the one to go with: http://manu.sporny.org/2012/mythical-differences/

This RFE is for Microdata or RDF 1.1 lite support in Docbook, so that we can use the Schema.org markup vocabularies in the HTML output from Docbook.

Discussion

  • Norman Walsh
    Norman Walsh
    2013-03-22

    Seems reasonable to me.

     
  • Norman Walsh
    Norman Walsh
    2014-05-21

    We added RDFa Lite to 5.1

     
  • Norman Walsh
    Norman Walsh
    2014-05-21

    • status: open --> open-fixed
    • Group: --> v5.0