[standards-jig] vcard-temp

Julian Missig julian at jabber.org
Wed Mar 26 21:41:51 UTC 2003

Also, when we were doing the initial work with vCard-XML, I was basing 
everything off of a DTD, and it wasn't any of the ones you listed 
there, it was most definitely in all caps.


On Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003, at 15:55 US/Eastern, Peter Saint-Andre 

> I found an archive of all expired Internet-Drafts at watersprings.org,
> and the archive contains all four revisions of Frank Dawson's draft on
> vCards in XML:
> http://www.watersprings.org/pub/id/draft-dawson-vcard-xml-dtd-00.txt
> http://www.watersprings.org/pub/id/draft-dawson-vcard-xml-dtd-01.txt
> http://www.watersprings.org/pub/id/draft-dawson-vcard-xml-dtd-02.txt
> http://www.watersprings.org/pub/id/draft-dawson-vcard-xml-dtd-03.txt
> The dates on these documents are 1998-07-19, 1998-10-15, 1998-11-15, 
> and
> (inexplicably) 1998-06-22 (I think this is a typo and should be 1999
> since the document expired in December 1999).
> None of these documents contains a <CNTRY/> element for the nation
> portion of an address, instead they all have <country/>. So I'm not 
> sure
> where the Jabber community's use of <CNTRY/> came from. In addition,
> none of these documents uses all caps for element names as vcard-temp
> does. I'm not saying we should change JEP-0054 at this point since it's
> informational only, but it might be helpful to at least note these
> discrepancies.
> What we really need is a robust protocol to supersede (or incorporate)
> XML vCards. Maybe I'll work on that someday... :)
> Peter
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