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vCard MIME Directory Profile (RFC2426)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 35 page(s) / 69K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

F. Dawson: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This memo defines the profile of the MIME Content-Type [MIME-DIR] for directory information for a white-pages person object, based on a vCard electronic business card. The profile definition is independent of any particular directory service or protocol. The profile is defined for representing and exchanging a variety of information about an individual (e.g., formatted and structured name and delivery addresses, email address, multiple telephone numbers, photograph, logo, audio clips, etc.). The directory information used by this profile is based on the attributes for the person object defined in the X.520 and X.521 directory services recommendations. The profile also provides the method for including a [VCARD] representation of a white-pages directory entry within the MIME Content-Type defined by the [MIME-DIR] document.

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Network Working Group F. Dawson

Request for Comments: 2426 Lotus Development Corporation

Category: Standards Track T. Howes

Netscape Communications

September 1998

vCard MIME Directory Profile

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This memo defines the profile of the MIME Content-Type [MIME-DIR] for

directory information for a white-pages person object, based on a

vCard electronic business card. The profile definition is independent

of any particular directory service or protocol. The profile is

defined for representing and exchanging a variety of information

about an individual (e.g., formatted and structured name and delivery

addresses, email address, multiple telephone numbers, photograph,

logo, audio clips, etc.). The directory information used by this

profile is based on the attributes for the person object defined in

the X.520 and X.521 directory services recommendations. The profile

also provides the method for including a [VCARD] representation of a

white-pages directory entry within the MIME Content-Type defined by

the [MIME-DIR] document.

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",

"SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY" and "OPTIONAL" in this

document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC 2119].

Table of Contents

Overview.........................................................3

1. THE VCARD MIME DIRECTORY PROFILE REGISTRATION.................4

2. MIME DIRECTORY FEATURES.......................................5

2.1 PREDEFINED TYPE USAGE ......................................5

2.1.1 BEGIN and END Type ......................................5

2.1.2 NAME Type ...............................................5

2.1.3 PROFILE Type ............................................5

2.1.4 SOURCE Type .............................................5

2.2 PREDEFINED TYPE PARAMETER USAGE ............................6

2.3 PREDEFINED VALUE TYPE USAGE ................................6

2.4 EXTENSIONS TO THE PREDEFINE...