Referenced File

Provides URL and other information on a referenced electronic file.

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Subclass of: schema:MediaObject

The GS1 Web Vocabulary collects terms defined in various GS1 standards and data systems and made available for general use following Linked Data principles. It is designed as an extension to and, where relevant, mappings and relationships arising from that vocabulary are made explicit.

The initial focus of the GS1 Web Vocabulary is consumer-facing properties for clothing, shoes, food beverage/tobacco and properties common to all products.

This includes properties related to EU 1169 as defined in the GDSN and GS1 Source Standards. In addition, the vocabulary includes the definition of parties and of a product offer (a product offered by a party for a price). Properties and their definitions come from existing GS1 standards including GDSN, GS1 Source and GPC. Exceptions to this rule include the definition of Offer which does not exist in any of the above standards.

New terms are developed and ratified according to the Global Standards Management Process. Terms may be suggested and commented on in the vocabulary’s GitHub repository .

The GS1 Web Vocabulary was originally developed as the primary output of the GS1 SmartSearch standard but it now fulfils a broader remit. The GS1 SmartSearch standard enables businesses to benefit from:

  • More accurate search results for consumers to find the products and information they need.
  • A lower bounce rate, i.e. people landing on a page and immediately navigating away as it's not relevant to them.
  • Improved conversion rate from visits to sales.
  • Improved, accurate online product information.
  • Shared product information via consumer-facing mobile devices and websites, which ultimately drive sales.

Further information and support tools for the GS1 SmartSearch are available.

The GS1 Digital Link standard makes it possible to express any set of GS1 identifiers as a Web URI and therefore the identified item can be the subject of machine-readable facts and assertions made about it. The GS1 Web Vocabulary includes the link types used in GS1 Digital Link to annotate links to related resources, such as product information pages, instruction manuals, related videos, certification information, brand owner APIs, traceability information and more.

Terms from Scan4Transport cover extended address information suitable for deliveries, especially 'last mile' deliveries.




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Properties of gs1:ReferencedFileDetails

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File Language Codexsd:stringThe specified language to which the digital asset is targeted. It is recommended to use the ISO 639-1 language code.
File Pixel Heightxsd:integerThe number of pixels along the vertical axis of the image.
File Pixel Widthxsd:integerThe number of pixels along the horizontal axis of the image.
Referenced File Effective End Datexsd:dateTimeThe date upon which the target of this external link ceases to be effective for use.
Referenced File Effective Start Datexsd:dateTimeThe date upon which the target of this external link begins to be effective for use.
Referenced File Sizegs1:QuantitativeValueThe size of the file as it is stored in an uncompressed format.
Referenced File Typegs1:ReferencedFileTypeCodeA code indicating the purpose or role of file (not a MIME type) that is being referenced, for example PRODUCT_LABEL_IMAGE. This code is used when the purpose of a file is not specified in the property.
Websitexsd:anyURISimple text string that refers to a resource on the internet, URLs may refer to documents, resources, people, etc.

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Has Audio Filegs1:ReferencedFileDetailsLink to a file containing an audio clip which is relevant to the product. Examples are commercials, or instructional/ how to use audio files.
Has Consumer Handling Storagegs1:ReferencedFileDetailsLink to a website, file, or image containing the manufacturer's recommendations for how the consumer or end user should store and handle the product.
Has Product Imagegs1:ReferencedFileDetailsLink to a file containing a visual representation of the product.
Has Instructions For Usegs1:ReferencedFileDetailsLink to a file containing the Instructions For Use.
Offer Redemption URLgs1:ReferencedFileDetailsThe URL where the offer seeker will need to go in order to redeem the offer for an online redemption.
Has Referenced Filegs1:ReferencedFileDetailsLink to a file or website containing additional information on product.

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