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vCard Format Specification

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From: The IESG <>
To: IETF-Announce <>
Cc: RFC Editor <>,
    vcarddav mailing list <>,
    vcarddav chair <>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'vCard Format Specification' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-vcarddav-vcardrev-22.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'vCard Format Specification'
  (draft-ietf-vcarddav-vcardrev-22.txt) as a Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the vCard and CardDAV Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Peter Saint-Andre and Pete Resnick.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Ballot Text

Technical Summary

   This document defines the vCard data format for representing and
   exchanging a variety of information about individuals and other
   entities (e.g., formatted and structured name and delivery addresses,
   email address, multiple telephone numbers, photograph, logo, audio
   clips, etc.).

Working Group Summary

   This document is a product of VCARDDAV WG.

   The document was nearly done around August 2010.  Some late 
   comments were received after that, asking for better alignment of 
   the vCard 4.0 format with "hCard" and "PoCo" (Portable Contacts)
   formats. Most of the suggestions were applied, modulo removal of 
   some properties for which there was no WG consensus to remove 

Document Quality

   The document was reviewed by multiple VCARDDAV WG 

   Several implementers are planning to implement the spec.  Some
   implementations of earlier versions of the draft already exist.

   The two-week review of the text/vcard Media Type was performed 
   on the ietf-types mailing list:



   The Document Shepherd is Alexey Melnikov.

   The Responsible Area Director is Peter Saint-Andre.

RFC Editor Note