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Network Working Group                               Frank Dawson, Lotus
Internet Draft                                        Paul Hoffman, IMC
<draft-dawson-vcard-fpi-01.txt>
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                vCard v3.0 Formal Public Identifier

Status of this Memo

   This memo is an Internet-Draft and is in full conformance with
   all provisions of Section 10 of RFC 2026.

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   Copyright (C) The Internet Society 1999. All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   The IETF has defined a standard format for electronic business
   card data, called vCard. This format is useful for exchange of
   personal directory data across the Internet, as well as in non-
   Internet environments.

   In a number of environments where the vCard will be used, the
   format type and version needs to be identified. For example, when
   registering the vCard as a format for memory-based "clipboard" or
   "drag/drop" user interface interactions. For these cases, a
   definitive formal public identifier (FPI) for the vCard will be
   required. This memo defined the FPI to be used when referring to
   the version 3.0 of the vCard format.

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL
   NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "NOT RECOMMENDED",
   "MAY" and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as
   described in [RFC 2119].






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1.      Introduction

   This memo defines a FPI for the version 3.0 vCard. An FPI is a
   identifier that is used to uniquely identify an entity. The
   syntax for a FPI is defined in [ISO 9070].

   The FPI defined by this memo can be used to register the version
   3.0 of the vCard format in an operating system object registry so
   that the format can be uniquely referenced within that
   environment. In addition, this FPI can be used to refer to the
   vCard notation in representation grammars, such as that defined
   by [XML].

2.      vCard v3.0 FPI

   The public identified defined by this memo is a non-registered
   FPI, as defined by [ISO 9070]. The FPI is defined by the
   following text string.

        "-//IETF//NOTATION RFC 2426/vCard//EN"

   This FPI SHOULD be used where ever a reference is needed to the
   version 3.0 vCard format. For example, the following shows how it
   would be used in an XML notation declaration:

        <!NOTATION vCard PUBLIC "-//IETF//NOTATION RFC
        2426/vCard//EN">

3.      Security Considerations

   Security issues are not discussed in this memo.

4.      References

   [ISO9070]  "Information Technology_SGML Support Facilities_
   Registration Procedures for Public Text Owner Identifiers",
   ISO/IEC 9070, Second Edition, International Organization for
   Standardization, April, 1991.

   [RFC 2119] "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement
   Levels", RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [VCARD]  F. Dawson and T. Howes, "vCard MIME Directory Profile",
   RFC 2426, http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2426.txt, September 1998.

   [XML] "Extensible Markup Language (XML)", Worldwide Web
   Consortium, http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-xml-19980210, February
   1998.

5.      Author's Address

   The following address information is provided in a vCard v3.0,
   Electronic Business Card, format.



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   BEGIN:VCARD
   VERSION:3.0
   FN:Frank Dawson
   N:Dawson;Frank
   ORG:Lotus Development Corporation
   ADR;TYPE=WORK,POSTAL,PARCEL:;;6544 Battleford Drive;Raleigh;
    NC;27613-3502;USA
   TEL;TYPE=PREF,WORK,MSG:+1-617-693-8728
   TEL;TYPE=WORK,MSG:+1-919-676-9515
   EMAIL;TYPE=PREF,INTERNET:Frank_Dawson@Lotus.com
   EMAIL;TYPE=INTERNET:fdawson@earthlink.net
   END:VCARD

   BEGIN:VCARD
   VERSION:3.0
   FN:Paul Hoffman
   N:Hoffman;Paul
   ORG:Internet Mail Consortium
   ADR;TYPE=WORK,POSTAL,PARCEL:;;127 Segre Place;Santa Cruz;
    CA;95060;USA
   TEL;TYPE=PREF,WORK,MSG:+1-831-426-9827
   TEL;TYPE=WORK,MSG:+1-831-426-7301
   EMAIL;TYPE=INTERNET:phoffman@imc.org
   END:VCARD



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