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Re: Why not vCard?

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 09:49:49 +0100
Cc: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>, Renato Iannella <renato@iannella.it>, public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-Id: <2BD67880-A90F-428F-83F3-36835825F557@w3.org>
To: Rich Tibbett <richt@opera.com>
On 9 Sep 2010, at 09:45, Rich Tibbett wrote:

> On top of that, the vCard standard does not provide a JSON mapping for its properties at present. It doesn't translate well to communication over the web at large.

So, that argument says nothing about what to use as the basis for an API -- it isn't *at* *all* clear that just because there isn't a native JSON format vcard isn't suitable for "the web at large".

> The DAP WG is defining WebIDL based APIs with the objective of being able to apply these definitions to REST-based API interactions in the future.
> 
> Finally, we have also specified the format based on real-world implementations around this concept, most notably the Mozilla Contacts project [3].
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