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RE: First stab at Contacts

From: <richard.tibbett@orange-ftgroup.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 16:19:39 +0200
Message-ID: <355A518BC0575547B2A3D6773AAF8EEF4A6339@ftrdmel1>
To: <robin@berjon.com>, <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Hi Robin,

Good stab. Particularly like the simplicity

Just wondering how we arrived at the contact information that will be
included in the Contact interface.

Have the following attributes been considered or discarded?

- category/rel <- e.g. family, friend, colleague, etc
- class <- e.g. public, private, confidential, etc
- geolocation <- lat/long of contact
- key <- public key
- label <- formatted text corresponding to the address of the contact
(e.g. w/ line breaks)
- logo <- specify a graphic image of a logo associated with the contact
(different to photo)
- note/comments <- general comments
- role <- occupation or business category of contact
- sound <- digital sound annotating a part of the contact information
- timezone <- information related to the time zone of the contact

If there are any requirements around these attributes then we are
talking about potential vCard [1] and hCard [2] interoperability also.
Could be interesting...

br/ Richard

[1] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2426.txt
[2] http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard


> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-device-apis-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-device-apis-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Robin Berjon
> Sent: 05 October 2009 18:30
> To: public-device-apis@w3.org
> Subject: First stab at Contacts
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I thought I would take a stab at defining a concrete API, so 
> I gave the Contacts API a try:
> 
>    http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/contacts/Overview.html
> 
> It is just a brain dump so a lot is still needed to make this 
> a proper spec, and chances are that the choices are made are 
> too complex to port to all the systems that we need. But it's 
> easy to whittle things down, I just wanted to dump the 
> options that we could put in there.
> 
> --
> Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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