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Re: [VCARDDAV] contact format coordination - next steps

From: Cyrus Daboo <cyrus@daboo.name>
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2010 20:37:03 -0400
To: Renato Iannella <renato@iannella.it>, jsmarr@stanfordalumni.org, CardDAV <vcarddav@ietf.org>
cc: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>, public-contacts-coord@w3.org
Message-ID: <A190B7826EFF4533A312C50D@socrates.local>
Hi Renato,

--On September 9, 2010 10:31:23 AM +1000 Renato Iannella 
<renato@iannella.it> wrote:

> I agree strongly here - which I have posted in the past [1] [2]
> We must provide *easy and non-verbose* XML encodings.

No - not at the expense of making the conversion between XML and native 
vCard much harder to implement (with the likelihood of significantly 
impacting interoperability). The current format trivially maps the 
semantics of the vCard data model to XML element structure. There is no 
special casing of any property or value type, so writing a converter is 
easy. Also, this is more extensible because any new type of property 
extension on the vCard side can immediately be converted to XML.

Cyrus Daboo
Received on Thursday, 9 September 2010 00:37:34 UTC

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