[standards-jig] vcard-temp

Julian Missig julian at jabber.org
Thu Mar 27 19:42:30 UTC 2003

On Thursday, Mar 27, 2003, at 11:03 US/Eastern, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 08:40:05PM -0500, Julian Missig wrote:
>>>> Part 6 notes how vCards could be represented in XML. I think that 
>>>> any
>>>> effort to replace vcard-temp so should be based off this w3c note,
>>>> because we at least know that some other people have considered
>>>> representing vCards in this fashion. It certainly seems good enough
>>>> for
>>>> me.
>>> Well, I'm just a protocol geek, what do I care about requiring RDF? 
>>> :)
>>> I figured some implementers would scream about that...
>> Er, Part 6 makes a note about how to represent vCard in XML *without*
>> RDF. :)
> Well, Part 6 is explictly out of scope and non-normative -- it's just a
> little example.
> What I think we need is a more extensible profiles protocol that 
> enables
> us to *include* vCard XML data but also *extend* it in new directions.
> For example, right now vCard does not support Jabber IDs (sure, we 
> hacked
> the standard, but that's not legit), gender, and any number of other
> data bits. Plus in Jabber we probably want a format that can describe
> not just people but any kind of Jabber entity (groupchat room, gateway,
> syndication service, etc.). Perhaps this would be an adjunct to Disco,
> perhaps something else. But I don't think strict vCard gets us where we
> wnat to go.

Well, even in strict vCard, we can do "X-JABBERID"... I dunno, I just 
like sticking as close to vCard as possible so we can convert back and 


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