vCard and CardDAV

Document Charter vCard and CardDAV WG (vcarddav)
Title vCard and CardDAV
Last updated 2008-01-24
State Approved
WG State Concluded
IESG Responsible AD Pete Resnick
Charter Edit AD (None)
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A personal address book (PAB) contains a read/write copy of attributes
  describing a user's interpersonal contacts. This is distinct from a
  directory which contains a primarily read-only copy of users within an
  organization. While these two data objects share a large number of
  common attributes, their use and access patterns are fundamentally
  different. The IETF has a standards-track data format (vCard 4.0) and an
  access protocol (CardDAV) for the interchange of both PABs and user
  directory entry data objects.
  Having completed its work on the base vCard and CardDAV specifications,
  the VCARDDAV working group currently focuses on extensions to those two
  technologies. In particular, the WG will complete the following work:
  (1) A limited set of extensions to vCard (and its XML representation) as
  well as to CardDAV. Extensions are accepted for group consideration
  based on normal IETF consensus rules and in consultation with the
  responsible Area Director.
  (2) A lossless mapping between LDAP and vCard 4.0.