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Re: vCard RDF merge....

From: Martin Hepp (UniBW) <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:39:50 +0200
Message-ID: <4AA92BD6.8000103@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: Renato Iannella <renato@nicta.com.au>
CC: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>, Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, Peter Mika <pmika@yahoo-inc.com>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, Brian Suda <brian.suda@gmail.com>, "www-archive@w3.org" <www-archive@w3.org>
Hi all:
I assume everybody is busy, but ... it is really urgent to have at least 
a subset of vcard2006 stable and official asap. Maybe one can do it as  
Dan did (afaik) in foaf - have a stable core and extend it in a 
backwards compatible fashion as we go along. Make everything optional or 
future extensions that is unclear at this stage.

But it is really hard to explain to anybody outside the field that there 
are at least three incompatible ways of expressing a simple address. And 
it puts a break on tool development, really.

Please, don't shoot the messenger ;-)


Renato Iannella wrote:
> On 24 Jul 2009, at 19:19, Martin Hepp (UniBW) wrote:
>> I think the vcard2006 ontology should be out quickly and simply define
>> the 40 % of the contact detail elements used in 95% of the cases ;-)
>> Don't let's start a new research project or complex engineering task,
>> but let's create a single, consensual recommendation for the basic
>> things now
> I agree 100%.....
> ....but must point out that the vCard2006 Ontology introduces 
> properties that do not exist in vCard 3.0
> We should get these requirements into vCard 4.0
> Cheers...  Renato Iannella

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