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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: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 42 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

F. Dawson: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2426: DOI

Abstract

This memo defines the profile of the MIME Content-Type for directory information for a white-pages person object, based on a vCard electronic business card. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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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].

Dawson & Howes Standards Track [Page 1]

RFC 2426 vCard MIME Directory Profile September 1998

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 PREDEFINED VALUE TYPES ...................6 2.4.1 BINARY ..................................................6 2.4.2 VCARD ...................................................6 2.4.3 PHONE-NUMBER ............................................7 2.4.4 UTC-OFFSET ..............................................7 2.5 STRUCTURED TYPE VALUES .....................................7 2.6 LINE DELIMITING AND FOLDING ................................8 3. VCARD PROFILE FEATURES........................................8 3.1 IDENTIFICATION TYPES ............

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