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vCard Format Extensions: Place of Birth, Place and Date of Death
RFC 6474

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                             K. Li
Request for Comments: 6474                                      B. Leiba
Category: Standards Track                            Huawei Technologies
ISSN: 2070-1721                                            December 2011

    vCard Format Extensions: Place of Birth, Place and Date of Death

Abstract

   The base vCard 4.0 specification defines a large number of
   properties, including date of birth.  This specification adds three
   new properties to vCard 4.0: place of birth, place of death, and date
   of death.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
      1.1. Terminology Used in This Document ..........................2
   2. Identification Property Extensions ..............................2
      2.1. Property: BIRTHPLACE .......................................2
      2.2. Property: DEATHPLACE .......................................3
      2.3. Property: DEATHDATE ........................................4
   3. Security Considerations .........................................5
   4. IANA Considerations .............................................5
   5. Acknowledgements ................................................5
   6. Normative References ............................................5

1.  Introduction

   The base vCard 4.0 specification [RFC6350] defines a large number of
   properties, including date of birth.  This specification adds three
   new properties to vCard 4.0: place of birth, place of death, and date
   of death.

1.1.  Terminology Used in This Document

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

   Syntax specifications shown here use the augmented Backus-Naur Form
   (ABNF) as described in [RFC5234], and are specified as in the base
   vCard specification [RFC6350].

2.  Identification Property Extensions

2.1.  Property: BIRTHPLACE

   Namespace:

   Property name:  BIRTHPLACE

   Purpose:  To specify the place of birth of the object the vCard
             represents.

   Value type:  A single text value (default) or a single URI value.

   Cardinality:  *1

   Property parameters:  VALUE, LANGUAGE

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   Description:

   Format definition:

      BIRTHPLACE-param =  "VALUE=" ("text" / "uri")
      BIRTHPLACE-value =  text / uri
         ; Value type and VALUE parameter MUST match.

      BIRTHPLACE-param =/  altid-param / language-param / any-param

   Examples:

      BIRTHPLACE:Babies'R'Us Hospital
      BIRTHPLACE;VALUE=uri:http://example.com/hospitals/babiesrus.vcf
      BIRTHPLACE;VALUE=uri:geo:46.769307,-71.283079

2.2.  Property: DEATHPLACE

   Namespace:

   Property name:  DEATHPLACE

   Purpose:  To specify the place of death of the object the vCard
             represents.

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