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When ot comes to structured data, schema.org for products, Is there a problem in having the same product with 2 different names in 2 different pages for layout reasons?

Example: Category page with many products. Objects appear in smaller divs that don't fit complete name vs product page totally dedicated to one product that fits all the information.

Category Page:

<span itemprop="name">Dell 30" Monitor</span>

Product Page:

<span itemprop="name">Dell UltraSharp 30" LCD Monitor</span>

Thanks

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Did you set the url property that all Thing's have? –  Brendon Aug 29 '13 at 16:37
    
@Brendon If you mean itemprop="url", yes I have –  guisasso Aug 29 '13 at 17:07
    
In that case, I don't think there would be a problem, since you have tied the two products together. I couldn't be certain though wrt SEO, etc. –  Brendon Aug 29 '13 at 17:36
    
Can you put the full product name in the DIV, but truncate it with CSS or Javascript to make it fit. That would solve both your problems. I suspect that Google would be unsure of which name to use, because they're getting conflicting information. –  nathangiesbrecht Aug 29 '13 at 19:13
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@guisasso have you seen any examples in the wild of product meta data being used on category pages? I remember thinking about doing that about a year ago, but I can swear I came across a reason why it was a bad idea. Sorry that I can't remember my source. –  nathangiesbrecht Aug 30 '13 at 3:58

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You could use a meta element to provide the actual/long product name:

<span>Dell 30" Monitor</span>
<meta itemprop="name" content='Dell UltraSharp 30" LCD Monitor' />
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Although that wasn't the question, your answer offers a great alternative and it is likely to be the route I'll be following. Thanks. –  guisasso Nov 5 '13 at 14:58

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