Current Contact Formats

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This page documents current contact schemas, formats, and efforts.

Though the vCard format is by far the most popular/successful contact format in desktop applications and mobile devices, (with hCard being the most widely adopted contact format on the web), it is useful to document other formats as well, even those created after vCard/hCard, noting especially their differences / extensions. In particular, as we document vcard-suggestions, it will be helpful to note how other formats may have attempted to solve similar problems.

In particular, please help incorporate the content from the subsection "vcard-suggestions: Suggestions made elsewhere" into the sections below (create new sections for additional formats as necessary).

Contents


vCard

See vCard.

vCard in RDF

See:

hCard

See hCard.

FOAF

See http://foaf-project.org/

This section is a stub. Please expand by documenting the core/required schema, and in particular, additions/extensions beyond what is in vCard/hCard.

OpenID Attribute Exchange

See http://www.axschema.org/types/

This section is a stub. Please expand by documenting the core/required schema, and in particular, additions/extensions beyond what is in vCard/hCard.

Portable Contacts

See http://portablecontacts.net/

This section is a stub. Please expand by documenting the core/required schema, and in particular, additions/extensions beyond what is in vCard/hCard.

FB Open Graph Protocol

See:

largely based on adr/geo/hCard.

ContactsAPI

See:

largely based on vCard4/hCard

And alternatively:

appears to be based on older vCard3 with some extensions (e.g. ims)

see also

Current Contact Formats was last modified: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

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