[Standards-JIG] Proposal for JEP-0054 update.. include SIP inTEL type

Mickael Remond mickael.remond at erlang-fr.org
Wed Sep 8 10:33:36 UTC 2004

Richard Dobson wrote:
>> To my own point of view, this is a very good idea. SIP is also used in 
>> France and SIP ID is a good information to track on a vCard.
>> An alternative to your proposal would be to use the phone field using 
>> URI-like typing. For example something like:
>> phone://+3310403030102
>> sip://sipid@server.net
>> But I think it might be better in the long term to make the vCard evolve.
> Is there already an element defined in the standard vCard spec for SIP 
> contact details? Since the main purpose of the Jabber XML vCards is to 
> just provide an XML representation of normal vCards it would be good to 
> re-use something that has already been defined.

It does not include the SIP field (See 
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2426.txt) The TYPE attribute of the telephone 
number does not seem to take SIP into account.

So surprisingly, vCard standard, in version 3 does not seem to take VoIP 
into account.
I think you are right however that if a change is needed, it should be 
made on the vCard standard.

Mickaël Rémond

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