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RE: Birthday related attribute on Contact API

From: Suresh Chitturi <schitturi@rim.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:37:46 -0500
Message-ID: <D37CC1B151BD57489F4F89609F168FE804D9CAAB@XCH01DFW.rim.net>
To: <richard.tibbett@orange-ftgroup.com>, <chan@etri.re.kr>
Cc: <public-device-apis@w3.org>

I am not against including a "birthday" attribute to the contact properties; however, I'd be very cautious if we are re-opening the discussion that goes against the current approach of having a "common subset" due to the technical implications and interoperability concerns. It needs a wider discussion I think.



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From: public-device-apis-request@w3.org [mailto:public-device-apis-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of richard.tibbett@orange-ftgroup.com
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 7:03 AM
To: chan@etri.re.kr
Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org
Subject: RE: Birthday related attribute on Contact API

On 18.03.2010 at 08:58, ̰ [chan@etri.re.kr] wrote:
> In the Contact API, Use Case 7 may use birthday on the 
> device contact information. Then, I cant find birthday 
> related attribute on ContactProperties interface or other 
> interface.

As a group we are still deciding on where to go with respect to the 'ContactProperties' set we will be including. Right now we have a small subset but I think we are moving towards compatibility with other common contact formats. In my view this should be Portable Contacts which inherently provides compatibility to the vCard format (both of which include 'birthday' as an attribute).

When the scope of ContactProperties is decided, 'birthday' will become a part of this object. If that set is modelled on Portable Contacts this properties will be available along with a host of other vCard and OpenSocial properties. 

Use Case 7 should remain and must be satisfied before publication of the spec. Once we have a richer set of ContactProperties we can get in to the issue of Lunar/Gregorian calendar support for the birthday property in more detail (which I understand is the related question here).

- Richard

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