Thing > Intangible > Enumeration > QualitativeValue

A predefined value for a product characteristic, e.g. the power cord plug type "US" or the garment sizes "S", "M", "L", and "XL".

Usage: Between 10 and 100 domains
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PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from QualitativeValue
additionalProperty PropertyValue A property-value pair representing an additional characteristics of the entitity, e.g. a product feature or another characteristic for which there is no matching property in schema.org.

Note: Publishers should be aware that applications designed to use specific schema.org properties (e.g. http://schema.org/width, http://schema.org/color, http://schema.org/gtin13, ...) will typically expect such data to be provided using those properties, rather than using the generic property/value mechanism.
equal QualitativeValue This ordering relation for qualitative values indicates that the subject is equal to the object.
greater QualitativeValue This ordering relation for qualitative values indicates that the subject is greater than the object.
greaterOrEqual QualitativeValue This ordering relation for qualitative values indicates that the subject is greater than or equal to the object.
lesser QualitativeValue This ordering relation for qualitative values indicates that the subject is lesser than the object.
lesserOrEqual QualitativeValue This ordering relation for qualitative values indicates that the subject is lesser than or equal to the object.
nonEqual QualitativeValue This ordering relation for qualitative values indicates that the subject is not equal to the object.
valueReference PropertyValue  or
Enumeration  or
StructuredValue  or
QuantitativeValue  or
QualitativeValue 
A pointer to a secondary value that provides additional information on the original value, e.g. a reference temperature.
Properties from Enumeration
supersededBy Class  or
Property  or
Enumeration 
Relates a term (i.e. a property, class or enumeration) to one that supersedes it.
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A short description of the item.
image URL  or
ImageObject 
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
mainEntityOfPage CreativeWork  or
URL 
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described.

Many (but not all) pages have a fairly clear primary topic, some entity or thing that the page describes. For example a restaurant's home page might be primarily about that Restaurant, or an event listing page might represent a single event. The mainEntity and mainEntityOfPage properties allow you to explicitly express the relationship between the page and the primary entity.

Related properties include sameAs, about, and url.

The sameAs and url properties are both similar to mainEntityOfPage. The url property should be reserved to refer to more official or authoritative web pages, such as the item’s official website. The sameAs property also relates a thing to a page that indirectly identifies it. Whereas sameAs emphasises well known pages, the mainEntityOfPage property serves more to clarify which of several entities is the main one for that page.

mainEntityOfPage can be used for any page, including those not recognized as authoritative for that entity. For example, for a product, sameAs might refer to a page on the manufacturer’s official site with specs for the product, while mainEntityOfPage might be used on pages within various retailers’ sites giving details for the same product.

about is similar to mainEntity, with two key differences. First, about can refer to multiple entities/topics, while mainEntity should be used for only the primary one. Second, some pages have a primary entity that itself describes some other entity. For example, one web page may display a news article about a particular person. Another page may display a product review for a particular product. In these cases, mainEntity for the pages should refer to the news article or review, respectively, while about would more properly refer to the person or product.
Inverse property: mainEntity.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.


Instances of QualitativeValue may appear as values for the following properties
PropertyOn TypesDescription
equal QualitativeValue This ordering relation for qualitative values indicates that the subject is equal to the object.
fuelType EngineSpecification  or
Vehicle 
The type of fuel suitable for the engine or engines of the vehicle. If the vehicle has only one engine, this property can be attached directly to the vehicle.
greater QualitativeValue This ordering relation for qualitative values indicates that the subject is greater than the object.
greaterOrEqual QualitativeValue This ordering relation for qualitative values indicates that the subject is greater than or equal to the object.
lesser QualitativeValue This ordering relation for qualitative values indicates that the subject is lesser than the object.
lesserOrEqual QualitativeValue This ordering relation for qualitative values indicates that the subject is lesser than or equal to the object.
lodgingUnitType LodgingReservation Textual description of the unit type (including suite vs. room, size of bed, etc.).
nonEqual QualitativeValue This ordering relation for qualitative values indicates that the subject is not equal to the object.
passengerPriorityStatus FlightReservation The priority status assigned to a passenger for security or boarding (e.g. FastTrack or Priority).
seatingType Seat The type/class of the seat.
valueReference QuantitativeValue  or
PropertyValue  or
QualitativeValue 
A pointer to a secondary value that provides additional information on the original value, e.g. a reference temperature.
vehicleTransmission Vehicle The type of component used for transmitting the power from a rotating power source to the wheels or other relevant component(s) ("gearbox" for cars).

More specific Types
  • CarUsageType
  • DriveWheelConfigurationValue
  • SteeringPositionValue

    Acknowledgements

    This class is derived from the GoodRelations Vocabulary for E-Commerce, created by Martin Hepp. GoodRelations is a data model for sharing e-commerce data on the Web that can be expressed in a variety of syntaxes, including RDFa and HTML5 Microdata. More information about GoodRelations can be found at http://purl.org/goodrelations/.

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