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Fwd: please join the renewed PoCo vs. vCard4/XML convergence debate!

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:05:33 +0200
To: public-contacts-coord@w3.org
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Some progress toward coordination between PoCo and vCard4 below.


> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Joseph Smarr <jsmarr@gmail.com>
> Date: 9 September 2010 03:12
> Subject: please join the renewed PoCo vs. vCard4/XML convergence
> debate!
> To: portablecontacts@googlegroups.com
> Cc: Tantek Çelik <tantek@tantek.com>, Kevin Marks
> <kevinmarks@gmail.com>, David Glazer <dglazer@google.com>, Rohit Khare
> <rkhare@google.com>, Chris Messina <chris.messina@gmail.com>, Allen
> Tom <atom@yahoo-inc.com>, Will Norris <willnorris@google.com>, Evan
> Gilbert <uidude@google.com>
> Hi guys, for those of you not following the IETF's vCard 4 and vCard
> XML working groups, you may recall that we spent some time about a
> year ago trying to converge their proposed schema with PoCo, but not
> much ended up happening. Since then, the W3C has adopted the PoCo
> schema for their W3C Contacts API, and a number of additional services
> have added PoCo support, so we recently brought the topic up again to
> re-consider if/how to better converge our specs.
> See http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/vcarddav/current/msg01668.html (and subsequent replies) for the current thread.
> At the heart of the issue is whether our decisions in PoCo to favor
> simplicity and readability over maximizing flexibility and uniformity
> make sense in the context of the next version of vCard (and its
> proposed XML serialization). There's a healthy debate to be had (which
> we had in this group when designing PoCo, but which hasn't been had as
> vigorously within the vCard working group yet), so if you're
> passionate about our design principles, you have a real chance here to
> help shape the future of vCard, which is still the most widely
> recognized contact standard. 
> So please join the discussion ASAP and voice your opinion! :)
> (You can just email vcarddav@ietf.org or go
> to https://www1.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/vcarddav to subscribe and
> view more of the archives.)
> Thanks, js
> PS: For context, here is the current proposal for vCard
> 4: http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-vcarddav-vcardrev-13 and here
> is the proposed XML
> format: http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-vcarddav-vcardxml-05 and
> here is the proposed "social networking
> extension": http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-george-vcarddav-vcard-extension-02.
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