Thing Schema

The most generic type of item.

Properties
Properties of ThingExpected TypeDescription
additional­Type 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 An alias for the item.
description A description of the item.
disambiguating­Description A sub property of description. A short description of the item used to disambiguate from other, similar items. Information from other properties (in particular, name) may be necessary for the description to be useful for disambiguation.
identifier  or The identifier property represents any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing, such as ISBNs, GTIN codes, UUIDs etc. Schema.org provides dedicated properties for representing many of these, either as textual strings or as URL (URI) links. See background notes  for more details.
image  or An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described Image­Object.
main­Entity­Of­Page  or Indicates a page (or other Creative­Work) for which this thing is the main entity being described. See background notes  for details.
name The name of the item.
potential­Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
same­As URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Wikidata entry, or official website.
subject­Of  or A Creative­Work or Event about this Thing.
url URL of the item.