ISSUE-30: Deprecate "actor" in favor of "attributedTo"

Deprecate "actor" in favor of "attributedTo"

State:
CLOSED
Product:
Activity Streams 2.0
Raised by:
James Snell
Opened on:
2015-03-24
Description:
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-socialweb/2015Mar/0170.html

In the most recent published working draft, the "author" property was
replaced by a more generalized "attributedTo" property. "author" is
still in there but is listed among the deprecated AS 1.0 terms. The
"actor" property on Activities is currently defined as a sub-property
of "attributedTo". Moving forward, there's likely very little value in
having the separate "actor" property. We can simplify and consolidate
down to just using "attributedTo". "actor" would be moved into the
deprecated set for backwards compatibility.

So instead of:

{
"@type": "Like",
"actor": "http://joe.example.org",
"object": "http://example.org/posts/1"
}

It would be:

{
"@type": "Like",
"attributedTo": "http://joe.example.org",
"object": "http://example.org/posts/1"
}

Note: this proposal does not ADD anything to the vocabulary, it
removes. Which is a good thing.
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Related emails:
  1. Re: AS2 Issues List (from jasnell@gmail.com on 2015-03-31)
  2. Re: AS2 Issues List (from perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org on 2015-03-31)
  3. AS2 Issues List (from jasnell@gmail.com on 2015-03-31)
  4. social-ISSUE-30: Deprecate "actor" in favor of "attributedTo" (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2015-03-24)

Related notes:

I am withdrawing this Issue.

James Snell, 13 Apr 2015, 16:31:00

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