Re: [VCARDDAV] Question about SOURCE property in RFC 6350

Doug Royer <douglasroyer@gmail.com> Wed, 08 January 2014 18:00 UTC

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Subject: Re: [VCARDDAV] Question about SOURCE property in RFC 6350
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RFC 6350 is one of those rfc's that has a very loose ABNF syntax.

Many of the value (Such as SOURCE-param) are never referenced in the 
rest of the documents ABNF.

This is true of many of the properties (with the -param suffix to the 
ABNF property name).



On 01/07/2014 03:22 PM, Erwin Rehme wrote:
> In RFC 6350 is says:
>
>
>         6.1.3 <http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6350#section-6.1.3>. SOURCE
>
>
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>     Purpose:  To identify the source of directory information contained
>        in the content type.
>
>     Value type:  uri
>
>     Cardinality:  *
>
>     Special notes:  The SOURCE property is used to provide the means by
>        which applications knowledgable in the given directory service
>        protocol can obtain additional or more up-to-date information from
>        the directory service.  It contains a URI as defined in [RFC3986  <http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986>]
>        *and/or other information referencing the vCard to which the
>        information pertains.*   When directory information is available
>        from more than one source, the sending entity can pick what it
>        considers to be the best source, or multiple SOURCE properties can
>        be included.
> Does the "and/or other information..." statement mean that the value 
> is can be "free form" text and not just a uri?
>
> -- Erwin Rehme
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