2.0 release is now live. Hooray for whole numbers!
As per the release listing:http://bit.ly/1yaC4rS
... 2.0 packs a punch, but here are some of the highlights (IMO).
* As per this post's headline, schema.now has mainEntityOfPage
(inverse mainEntity) so that a webmaster can indicate "which of the entities mentioned in a page is its primary topic"
* A new vocabulary for Car
* With the addition of PropertyValue
any property/value pair may now be declared
* The extension mechanism
has been completely reworked. Moving forward there will be reviewed extensions
with their own chunk of the schema.org
namespace (e.g. bib.schema.org
) and external extensions
specific to a developer's application (e.g. schema.twitter.com
* For each class or property the number of domains on which it used is now displayed, as well as a preset search link to open Github issues pertaining to that class or property
And much, much more.
I'll just conclude by pointing out how the new home page content reflects the change in scope of schema.org
's ambition since its initial release.
"This site provides a collection of schemas that webmasters can use to markup HTML pages in ways recognized by major search providers, and that can also be used for structured data interoperability (e.g. in JSON). Search engines including Bing, Google, Yahoo! and Yandex rely on this markup to improve the display of search results, making it easier for people to find the right Web pages."
"Schema.org is a collaborative, community activity with a mission to create, maintain, and promote schemas for structured data on the Internet, on web pages, in email messages, and beyond."
H/T to +Dan Brickley
for nudging me to look at the home page - and for his ceaseless toil on this release!
I see, too, that +Ramanathan Guha
has blogged on the release:http://blog.schema.org/2015/05/schema.html #schemaorg