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Concluded WG vCard and CardDAV (vcarddav)

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WG Name vCard and CardDAV
Acronym vcarddav
Area Applications Area (app)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-vcarddav-04 Approved
Document dependencies
Additional resources Additional VCARDDAV Web Page
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Personnel Chair Simon Perreault
Area Director Pete Resnick
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Final Charter for Working Group

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.


Date Milestone Associated documents
Apr 2012 Submit LDAP mapping to IESG as Proposed Standard
Dec 2011 Submit social networking extensions to IESG as Proposed Standard (draft-george-vcarddav-vcard-extension will be taken) as the starting point
Dec 2011 Submit OMA extensions to IESG as Proposed Standard (draft-cauchie-vcarddav-oma-cab-extensions will be taken as the starting point)
Dec 2011 Submit CardDAV extensions to IESG as Proposed Standard (draft-daboo-carddav-directory-gateway will be taken as the starting point)
Nov 2011 Adopt draft for LDAP mapping as working group item (draft-cal-resource-schema or its equivalent will be taken as the starting point)
Sep 2011 Submit simple extensions to IESG as Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-vcarddav-kind-app; draft-ietf-vcarddav-birth-death-extensions)

Done milestones

Date Milestone Associated documents
Done submit to IESG both drafts
Done XML schema
Done Address book access protocol draft
Done vCard new revision draft