Re: [VCARDDAV] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6350 (3845)

Simon Perreault <simon.perreault@viagenie.ca> Fri, 20 December 2013 20:17 UTC

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Le 2013-12-20 15:11, Cyrus Daboo a écrit :
> Hrmm. Originally in vCard v3.0 only VALUE=TEXT values were escaped, but
> 6350 does seem to imply that is true for any value.
>
> However, the actual ABNF does not allow for escaped characters - it
> references the URI ABNF directly. So maybe a better choice here is to
> say that VALUE=URI does not need to be escaped.

I don't think so. We've been over this many times: the problem is with 
new properties whose data type is unknown. A vCard parser cannot know 
that FUTUREPROP's value type is a URI.

> In fact that would be
> true for any of the non *-list ABNF value types (e.g. utc-offset,
> Language-Tag).
>
> If we stick with the current wording, then this change in behavior
> really ought to also be called out in the "differences" - Appendix A -
> and the ABNF adjusted.

Agreed.

Simon
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