[standards-jig] UPDATED: JEP-0121 (Initial Infobits Registration)

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Dec 16 00:25:28 UTC 2003


On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 09:51:14AM +1100, Michael Brown wrote:
> I agree with this.  Lets remember that a lot of work over many years has
> gone into the open vCard format, and now it appears that we are trying to
> invent our own similar-but-different format overnight.

Please see my previous mail about this.

> Whatever we come up with, should be directly mapable to a standard vCard
> (for humans at least).  It needs to follow the same structure as a vCard -
> ie if vCard has nested data, we should not be using a flat data structure.

I disagree about the nesting aspect.

> What is really missing from the current vCard solution IMO is some sort of
> ACL that would allow me to protect or grant access to certain fields to
> public or people on my roster (pubsub?) and a way to be able to request
> the data a field or fields at a time.

That and true extensibility. The ACLs will be part of another JEP I'm
writing (pulled it out of JEP-0120 so that focuses on the data format
only).

/psa




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