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Re: data model and example

From: Raj Singh <rsingh@opengeospatial.org>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 11:51:09 -0400
Cc: Alex Hill <ahill@gatech.edu>, roBman@mob-labs.com, "public-poiwg@w3.org" <public-poiwg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E77F35BE-BB72-42E9-A84A-FB736BF07135@opengeospatial.org>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Just took a look at Portable Contacts. My initial feeling is "meh". Looks OK, but why why go a little simpler and lose flexibility when there are so many good vcard/icalendar libraries out there and there's a schema for it, making parsing pretty easy:
http://caldav.calconnect.org/implementations/librariestools.html

I'm convincing myself more and more that vcard is the way to go.

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Raj
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On Oct 4, at 11:36 AM, Dan Brickley wrote:

> On 4 October 2011 17:32, Alex Hill <ahill@gatech.edu> wrote:
>> There appears to be an XML schema for card:
>> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-vcarddav-vcardxml-11
>> On Oct 4, 2011, at 10:39 AM, Raj Singh wrote:
>> 
>> Interesting question. I'd vote for vcard only. It's not the easiest thing to
>> parse, but at least developers can focus on a single format, and I don't
>> think there's any standard address format that's easy to parse.
> 
> Also consider Portable Contacts
> http://portablecontacts.net/draft-spec.html (maybe not caring about
> the social network properties). It's based on vCard deployment
> experience, and has bindings to JSON and XML...
> 
> Dan
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