vCard Format Specification
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, vcarddav mailing list <email@example.com>, vcarddav chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-vcarddav-vcardrev/
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 them. Document Quality The document was reviewed by multiple VCARDDAV WG participants. 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: <http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf-types/current/msg00954.html> Personnel The Document Shepherd is Alexey Melnikov. The Responsible Area Director is Peter Saint-Andre.