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May 2021
10

Schema Markup Validator tool in beta

The Structured Data Testing Tool's new replacement is now in beta, in the form of the Schema Markup Validator tool.

To load any page into the Schema Markup Validator with just one click, we've created a handy bookmarklet which you can find here: Schema Markup Validator bookmarklet.


March 2021
08

Schema v12.0 released

Changes to the Core section:

Additionally, changes made to the 'Pending' section.

November 2020
30

Schema v11.0 released

Changes to the Core section:

  • Fixed typo in description of ReceiveAction.
  • Fixed invalid JSON-LD in example #eg-0449 on VideoGame.
  • Removed redundant property definitions for upvoteCount & downvoteCount.
  • Fixed invalid term links identified in Examples files.

Additionally, changes made to the 'Pending' section.

September 2020
07

Schema v10.0 released

Changes to the Core section:

  • Improve support for controlled taxonomies (e.g. SKOS) by supporting URLs into taxonomies for the keywords field: added URL and DefinedTerm as expected values.
  • SkiResort should be a subclass of Resort (in addition to the existing SportsActivityLocation supertype).
  • A parentItem of a Comment should be a Comment, not a Question.
  • The supertype of Question should be Comment, by analogy with Answer.
  • Changed description to reviewBody in a Review example.

Additionally, changes made to the 'Pending' section.

July 2020
21

Schema v9.0 released

Changes to the Core section:

  • Improvements around enumerations. Some code improvements to present subtyped Enumerations more usefully, and addition of a StatusEnumeration type to group numerous enumerations from various kinds of status-related situations.
  • Fixed definition of LockerDelivery and ParcelService to correctly define them as enumeration members of DeliveryMethod.
  • Defined expected type of several properties in ExercisePlan to be QuantitativeValue instead of the incorrect value of QualitativeValue.

Additionally, changes made to the 'Pending' and 'health-lifesci' sections.

April 2020
29

Schema v8.0 released

No Core changes, however some changes made to the 'Pending' section.

16

Schema v7.04 released

Changes to the Core section:

  • EducationalOrganization has an additional supertype of CivicStructure, clarifying that it can be used with announcementLocation.

Additionally, changes made to the 'Pending' section.

02

Schema v7.03 released

No Core changes, however some changes made to the 'Pending' section.

March 2020
31

Schema v7.02 released

No Core changes, however some changes made to the 'Pending' section.

22

Schema v7.01 released

No Core changes, however some changes made to the 'Pending' section.

10

Schema v7.0 released

Changes to the Core section:

  • Removed several largely un-used medical health properties whose names were inappropriately general: action, background, cause, cost, function, indication, origin, outcome, overview, phase, population, purpose, source, subtype. Note that we do not remove terms casually, but in the current case the usability consequences of keeping them in the system outweighed the benefits of retaining them, even if flagged as archived/superseded.
  • Introduced a VirtualLocation type, to support description of Events whose location is online. Added eventAttendanceMode to clarify the current attendance mode of an event (online, offline or a mix). Also added a new enumeration value for eventStatus for Event: EventMovedOnline.

Additionally, changes made to the 'Pending' and 'bib' sections.

January 2020
15

Schema v6.0 released

Changes to the Core section:

  • Made itemOffered and offers fully inverseOf each other.
  • Reworded datePosted to avoid tying this property to overly-specific usecase (i.e. it originally assumed usage only with JobPosting).
  • Shortened definition of PreOrder from ItemAvailability enumeration.
  • Added note to descriptions for Offer and AggregateOffer indicating default businessFunction.
  • Extended rangeIncludes of datePublished to include DateTime.
  • Added MusicRecording as an expected value of audio.
  • Added Person and Organization to the domain for interactionStatistic.
  • Added MediaGallery as a super-type of ImageGallery and VideoGallery, to allow for a mixed-media collection page type.
  • Added BroadcastService to the domain for inLanguage.
  • Added SportsEvent to the domain for sport.

Additionally, changes made to the 'Pending' and 'bib' sections.

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