[uf-discuss] RE: Disconnect between hCard and RFC 2426 (vCard specification)?

Brian Suda brian.suda at gmail.com
Sun Oct 22 07:29:52 PDT 2006

On 10/22/06, Costello, Roger L. <costello at mitre.org> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I am reading the vCard specification (RFC 2426) and there seems to be
> some disconnects between it and the hCard specification.

> Terminology
> RFC 2426 uses the terminology "type", e.g., FN Type
> hCard uses the terminology "property", e.g., FN property
> "This specification introduces the hCard format, which uses a 1:1
> representation of the *properties* and values of the aforementioned
> vCard standard"
> Shouldn't there be consistency of terminology?

a consistant terminology is certainly a good idea. RFC 2445 for
iCalendar uses "property", it seems a much better system because in
vCard there is a TYPE attribute for things like TEL and ADR and it
generate more confustion when you say TEL TYPE? is that the TEL TYPE,
TYPE attribute, or the TEL TYPE?

If you also look at the description for properties (3.1.2 N Type
Definition) such as N, it says:
"The property MUST be present in the vCard object." So i think
"property" is an acceptable term.


brian suda

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