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From: Renato Iannella <renato@nicta.com.au>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 10:27:51 +1000
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> vCard Format Extension: To Represent the Social Network Information
> of an Individual
> Robins George and Alexey Melnikov (eds), IETF Internet Draft
>
> This initial version -00 draft document defines extension for the  
> vCard
> data format for representing and exchanging a variety of social  
> network
> information of an individual. Social network has become common. Well
> organized social network information allows the vCard owner to import
> or preferably subscribe profile information from any existing profile
> when he/she joins a new network. Data portability remains, one of the
> incentives behind the development of this format. The Social Network
> Properties discussed in this memo include: (1) OpenID: OpenID is an  
> open,
> decentralized user identification standard, allowing users to log onto
> many services with the same digital identity. Value type: A single URI
> value. An OpenID is in the form of a URL, it eliminates the need for
> multiple usernames across different websites, and simplifying online
> experience. (2) PersonalProfileDocument: A personal profile document
> page Value type: A single URI value. The PersonalProfileDocument
> represents those things that are a Document, and that use to describe
> properties of the person who is the maker of the document. There is
> just one Person described in the document, i.e., the person who made
> it and who will be its primary topic. It is used to make a
> PersonalProfileDocument and made available through the Web. (3)
> accountServiceHomepage: Indicates a homepage of the service provide
> for this online account. Value type: A single URI value. (4)  
> depiction:
> A depiction of some thing Value type: A single value. The default is
> binary value. It can also be reset to uri value. A common use of
> depiction (and depicts) is to indicate the contents of a digital  
> image,
> for example the people or objects represented in an online photo  
> gallery.
> The basic notion of 'depiction' could also be extended to deal with
> multimedia content (video clips, audio), (5) geekcode: Description  
> about
> person Value type: text. The Geeks specification provides a some what
> frivolous and willfully obscure mechanism for characterizing technical
> expertise, interests and habits. (6) interest: The main interest of  
> the
> person in the social networking Value type: One or more text values
> separated by a COMMA character. The purpose of person to join in a  
> social
> network may include, finding business partners, friends etc. (7)
> topicInterest: A thing of interest to this person. Value type: One or
> more text values separated by a COMMA character. The purpose is to
> link a person to some thing that is a topic of their interests (rather
> than, per interest to a page that is about such a topic). (8)
> onlineChatAccount: An online chat account. Value type: One or more URI
> values. onlineChatAccount is an online account devoted to chat/instant
> messaging...
>
> http://xml.coverpages.org/draft-george-vcarddav-vcard-extension-00.txt
> See also the IETF vCard and CardDAV (VCARDDAV) Working Group: http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/vcarddav-charter.html

Cheers...  Renato Iannella
NICTA
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