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Network Working Group                                       S. Perreault
Internet-Draft                                                  Viagenie
Intended status: Standards Track                        October 21, 2009
Expires: April 24, 2010


                            vCard XML Schema
                    draft-ietf-vcarddav-vcardxml-01

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Abstract

   This document defines the XML schema of the vCard data format.





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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  The Schema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   3.  Example: Author's XML vCard  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   4.  Design Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     4.1.  Extensibility  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     4.2.  Limitations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   5.  The "XML" vCard Property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   6.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   7.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     7.1.  Registration of the "XML" vCard Property . . . . . . . . .  8
     7.2.  Registration of the XML Namespace  . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   8.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   9.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     9.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     9.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   Appendix A.  Relax NG Schema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   Appendix B.  Change Log (to be removed by RFC Editor prior to
                publication)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     B.1.  Changes in -01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     B.2.  Changes in -00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15





























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1.  Introduction

   vCard [I-D.ietf-vcarddav-vcardrev] is a data format for representing
   and exchanging information about individuals.  It is a text-based
   format (as opposed to a binary format).  This document defines an XML
   representation for vCard.  The underlying data structure is exactly
   the same, enabling a 1-to-1 mapping between the original vCard format
   and the XML representation.  The XML formatting may be preferred in
   some contexts where an XML engine is readily available and may be
   reused instead of writing a stand-alone vCard parser.

   Earlier work on an XML format for vCard was started in 1998 by Frank
   Dawson [I-D.dawson-vcard-xml-dtd].  Sadly it did not take over the
   world.

2.  The Schema

   The schema is expressed in the RELAX NG language
   [relaxng][relaxng-compact] and is found in Appendix A.

3.  Example: Author's XML vCard

   <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
   <vcards xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:vcard-4.0">
     <vcard>
       <fn><text>Simon Perreault</text></fn>
       <n>
         <surname><text>Perreault</text></surname>
         <given><text>Simon</text></given>
         <prefix><text/></prefix>
         <suffix>
           <text>ing. jr.</text>
           <text>M.Sc.</text>
         </suffix>
       </n>
       <bday><date>--0203</date></bday>
       <anniversary>
         <date-time>20090808T1430-0500</date-time>
       </anniversary>
       <sex>1</sex>
       <lang>
         <parameters><pref>1</pref></parameters>
         <language-tag>fr</language-tag>
       </lang>
       <lang>
         <parameters><pref>2</pref></parameters>
         <language-tag>en</language-tag>
       </lang>



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       <org>
         <parameters><type><work/></type></parameters>
         <text>Viagenie</text>
       </org>
       <adr>
         <parameters><type><work/></type></parameters>
         <pobox><text/></pobox>
         <ext><text>Suite 625</text></ext>
         <street><text>2600 boul. Laurier</text></street>
         <locality><text>Quebec</text></locality>
         <region><text>QC</text></region>
         <code><text>G1V 4W1</text></code>
         <country><text>Canada</text></country>
       </adr>
       <tel>
         <parameters><type><work/><voice/></type></parameters>
         <uri>tel:+1-418-656-9254;ext=102</uri>
       </tel>
       <tel>
         <parameters>
           <type><work/><text/><voice/><cell/><video/></type>
         </parameters>
         <uri>tel:+1-418-262-6501</uri>
       </tel>
       <tel>
         <parameters><type><work/><fax/></type></parameters>
         <uri>tel:+1-418-656-9257</uri>
       </tel>
       <email>
         <parameters><type><work/></type></parameters>
         <text>simon.perreault@viagenie.ca</text>
       </email>
       <geo>
         <parameters><type><work/></type></parameters>
         <uri>geo:46.772673,-71.282945</uri>
       </geo>
       <key>
         <parameters><type><work/></type></parameters>
         <uri>http://www.viagenie.ca/simon.perreault/simon.asc</uri>
       </key>
       <tz><text>America/Montreal</text></tz>
       <class>PUBLIC</class>
     </vcard>
   </vcards>







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4.  Design Considerations

   The general idea is to map vCard parameters, properties, and value
   types to XML elements.  For example, the "FN" property is mapped to
   the "fn" element.  That element in turn contains a text element whose
   content corresponds to the vCard property's value.

   vCard parameters are also mapped to XML elements.  They are contained
   in the <parameters> element, which is contained in property elements.
   For example, the "TYPE" parameter applied to the "TEL" property would
   look like the following in XML:

     <tel>
       <parameters><type><voice/></type></parameters>
       <uri>tel:+1-555-555-555</uri>
     </tel>

   Properties having structured values (e.g. the "N" property) are
   expressed by XML element trees.  Element names in that tree (e.g.
   "surname", "given", etc.) do not have a vCard equivalent since they
   are identified by position in plain vCard.

   Line folding is a non-issue in XML.  Therefore, the mapping from
   vCard to XML is done after the unfolding procedure is carried out.
   Conversely, the mapping from XML to vCard is done before the folding
   procedure is carried out.

4.1.  Extensibility

   The original vCard format is extensible.  New properties, parameters,
   data types and values (collectively known as vCard objects) can be
   registered from IANA.  It is expected that these vCard extensions
   will also specify extensions to the XML format described in this
   document.  This is not a requirement: a separate document may be used
   instead.

   Unregistered extensions (i.e. those starting with "X-" and
   "VND-...-") can be expressed in XML by making use of XML namespaces.
   They simply correspond to elements outside of the core namespace.
   For example:

     <ext:my-prop
         ext:xmlns="http://example.com/extensions/my-vcard">
       <parameters>
         <pref>1</pref>
       </parameters>                 <!-- Core vCard elements  -->
       <text>value goes here</text>  <!-- are still accessible -->
     </ext:my-prop>



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   Note that extension elements do not need the "X- or "VND-" prefix in
   XML.  The XML namespace mechanism is sufficient.

   A vCard XML parser MUST ignore XML data qualified by a namespace it
   does not understand.

   In the original vCard format, the "VERSION" property was mandatory
   and played a role in extensibility.  In XML, this property is absent.
   Its role is played by the vCard core namespace identifier, which
   includes the version number. vCard revisions will use a different
   namespace.

   Parameters containing a list of values are expressed using a list of
   elements in XML (e.g. the <type> element).

4.2.  Limitations

   The schema does not validate the cardinality of properties.  This is
   a limitation of the schema definition language.  Cardinalities of the
   original vCard format [I-D.ietf-vcarddav-vcardrev] MUST still be
   respected.

   Some constructs (e.g. value enumerations in type parameters) have
   additional ordering constraints in XML.  This is a result of
   limitations of the schema definition language and the order is
   arbitrary.  The order MUST be respected in XML for the vCard to be
   valid.  However, reordering as part of conversion to or from plain
   vCard MAY happen.

5.  The "XML" vCard Property

   This document defines the following vCard property.

   Namespace:

   Property name:  XML

   Purpose:  To include XML-encoded vCard data in a plain vCard.

   Value type:  A single text value.

   Cardinality:  (0,n)

   Property parameters:  none allowed







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   Description:  The content of this property is an XML chunk.  Its
      default XML namespace is "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:vcard-4.0".  The
      elements allowed at the root level of this chunk are those that
      are allowed to be immediate children of the <vcard> element
      defined in this document.  The normal rules for extensibility
      apply (i.e. things in unknown namespaces are ignored).  The chunk
      is subject to normal line folding and escaping, i.e. replace all
      backslashes with "\\", then replace all newlines with "\n", then
      fold long lines.

   Format definition:

     XML-param = ""
     XML-value = text

   Example:  The three following vCards are equivalent.

     <?xml version="1.0"?>
     <vcards xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:vcard-4.0">
       <vcard>
         <fn><text>John Doe</text></fn>
         <email><text>jdoe@example.com</text></email>
       </vcard>
     </vcards>


     BEGIN:VCARD
     VERSION:4.0
     XML:<fn><text>John Doe>/text></fn>\n
      <email><text>jdoe@example.com</text></email>
     END:VCARD


     BEGIN:VCARD
     VERSION:4.0
     FN:John Doe
     EMAIL:jdoe@example.com
     END:VCARD

6.  Security Considerations

   All the security considerations applicable to plain vCard
   [I-D.ietf-vcarddav-vcardrev] are applicable to this document as well.

7.  IANA Considerations






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7.1.  Registration of the "XML" vCard Property

   The completed registration template can be found in section
   Section 5.

7.2.  Registration of the XML Namespace

   URI:  urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:vcard-4.0

   Registrant Contact:  Simon Perreault <simon.perreault@viagenie.ca>

   XML:  None.  Namespace URIs do not represent an XML specification.

8.  Acknowledgements

   Thanks to the following people for their input:

   Alexey Melnikov, Barry Leiba, Cyrus Daboo, Joe Hildebrand, Joseph
   Smarr, Marc Blanchet, Peter Saint-Andre, Robins George, Zahhar
   Kirillov, Zoltan Ordogh.

9.  References

9.1.  Normative References

   [I-D.ietf-vcarddav-vcardrev]  Perreault, S. and P. Resnick, "vCard
                                 Format Specification",
                                 draft-ietf-vcarddav-vcardrev-09 (work
                                 in progress), October 2009.

   [relaxng]                     Clark, J., "RELAX NG Specification",
                                 December 2001.

   [relaxng-compact]             Clark, J., "RELAX NG Compact Syntax",
                                 November 2002.

9.2.  Informative References

   [I-D.dawson-vcard-xml-dtd]    Dawson, F., "The vCard v3.0 XML DTD",
                                 draft-dawson-vcard-xml-dtd-03 (work in
                                 progress), June 1998.

Appendix A.  Relax NG Schema

 default namespace = "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:vcard-4.0"

 # Value types
 \text = element text { text }



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 text-list = \text+
 uri = element uri { xsd:anyURI }
 date = element date {
     xsd:string { pattern = "\d{8}|\d{4}-\d\d|--\d\d(\d\d)?|---\d\d" }
   }
 time = element time {
     xsd:string { pattern = "(\d\d(\d\d(\d\d)?)?|-\d\d(\d\d?)|--\d\d)"
                          ~ "(Z|[+\-]\d\d(\d\d)?)?" }
   }
 date-time = element date-time {
     xsd:string { pattern = "(\d{8}|--\d{4}|---\d\d)T\d\d(\d\d(\d\d)?)?"
                          ~ "(Z|[+\-]\d\d(\d\d)?)?" }
   }
 date-and-or-time = date | date-time | time
 timestamp = element timestamp {
     xsd:string { pattern = "\d{8}T\d{6}(Z|[+\-]\d\d(\d\d)?)?" }
   }
 boolean = element boolean { xsd:boolean }
 integer = element integer { xsd:integer }
 float = element float { xsd:float }
 binary = element binary { xsd:base64Binary }
 language-tag = element language-tag {
     xsd:string { pattern = "([a-z]{2,3}((-[a-z]{3}){0,3})?|[a-z]{4,8})"
                          ~ "(-[a-z]{4})?(-([a-z]{2}|\d{3}))?"
                          ~ "(-([0-9a-z]{5,8}|\d[0-9a-z]{3}))*"
                          ~ "(-[0-9a-wyz](-[0-9a-z]{2,8})+)*"
                          ~ "(-x(-[0-9a-z]{1,8})+)?|x(-[0-9a-z]{1,8})+|"
                          ~ "[a-z]{1,3}(-[0-9a-z]{2,8}){1,2}" }
   }

 # Parameters
 language = element language { language-tag }?
 pref = element pref {
     xsd:integer { minInclusive = "1" maxInclusive = "100" }
   }?
 pid = element pid {
     xsd:string { pattern = "\d+(\.\d+)?" }
   }?
 type = element type {
     element work { empty }?,
     element home { empty }?
   }?

 # Properties
 source = element source {
     element parameters { pid, pref },
     uri
   }



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 name = element name { \text }
 kind = element kind {
     element individual { empty }
     | element group { empty }
     | element org { empty }
     | element location { empty }
   }
 fn = element fn {
     element parameters { language, pid, pref, type }?,
     \text
   }
 n = element n {
     element parameters { language }?,
     element surname { text-list },
     element given { text-list },
     element prefix { text-list },
     element suffix { text-list }
   }
 nickname = element nickname {
     element parameters { language, pid, pref, type }?,
     text-list
   }
 photo = element photo {
     element parameters {
       pid,
       pref,
       element type {
         element work { empty }?,
         element home { empty }?,
         element media { \text }?
       }
     }?,
     (binary | uri)
   }
 bday = element bday { date-and-or-time | \text }
 dday = element dday { date-and-or-time | \text }
 birth = element birth {
     element parameters { language }?,
     \text
   }
 death = element death {
     element parameters { language }?,
     \text
   }
 anniversary = element anniversary { date-and-or-time | \text }
 sex = element sex { "0" | "1" | "2" | "9" }
 adr = element adr {
     element parameters {



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       language,
       pid,
       pref,
       type,
       element geo { uri }?,
       element tz { \text | uri }?
     }?,
     element pobox { text-list },
     element ext { text-list },
     element street { text-list },
     element locality { text-list },
     element region { text-list },
     element code { text-list },
     element country { text-list }
   }
 label = element label {
     element parameters { language, pid, pref, type }?,
     \text
   }
 tel = element tel {
     element parameters {
       pid,
       pref,
       element type {
         element work { empty }?,
         element home { empty }?,
         element text { empty }?,
         element voice { empty }?,
         element fax { empty }?,
         element cell { empty }?,
         element video { empty }?,
         element pager { empty }?
       }?
     },
     uri
   }
 email = element email {
     element parameters { pid, pref, type }?,
     \text
   }
 impp = element impp {
     element parameters { pid, pref, type }?,
     uri
   }
 lang = element lang {
     element parameters { pid, pref, type }?,
     language-tag
   }



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 tz = element tz {
     element parameters { pid, pref, type }?,
     (\text | uri)
   }
 geo = element geo {
     element parameters { pid, pref, type }?,
     uri
   }
 title = element title {
     element parameters { language, pid, pref, type }?,
     \text
   }
 role = element role {
     element parameters { language, pid, pref, type }?,
     \text
   }
 logo = element logo {
     element parameters {
       language,
       pid,
       pref,
       element type {
         element work { empty }?,
         element home { empty }?,
         element media { \text }?
       }
     }?,
     (binary | uri)
   }
 org = element org {
     element parameters { language, pid, pref, type }?,
     text-list
   }
 member = element member { pid, pref, uri }
 related = element related {
     element parameters {
       pid,
       pref,
       element type {
         element work { empty }?,
         element home { empty }?,
         (  element parent { empty }
          | element child { empty }
          | element sibling { empty }
          | element spouse { empty }
          | element family { empty }
          | element friend { empty }
          | element supervisor { empty }



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          | element supervisee { empty }
          | element assistant { empty }
          | element colleague { empty }
          | element agent { empty }
          | element emergency { empty })
       }?
     }?,
     (uri | \text)
   }
 categories = element categories {
     element parameters { pid, pref, type }?,
     \text
   }
 note = element note {
     element parameters { language, pid, pref, type }?,
     \text
   }
 prodid = element prodid { \text }
 rev = element rev { timestamp }
 sort-string = element sort-string { \text }
 sound = element sound {
     element parameters {
       language,
       pid,
       pref,
       element type {
         element work { empty }?,
         element home { empty }?,
         element media { \text }?
       }
     }?,
     (binary | uri)
   }
 uid = element uid { uri }
 clientpidmap = element clientpidmap {
     element sourceid { xsd:positiveInteger },
     uri
   }
 url = element url {
     element parameters { pid, pref, type }?,
     uri
   }
 class = element class { "PUBLIC" | "PRIVATE" | "CONFIDENTIAL" }
 key = element key {
     element parameters {
       pid,
       pref,
       element type {



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         element work { empty }?,
         element home { empty }?,
         element media { \text }?
       }
     }?,
     (binary | uri)
   }
 fburl = element fburl {
     element parameters { pid, pref, type }?,
     uri
   }
 caladruri = element caladruri {
     element parameters { pid, pref, type }?,
     uri
   }
 caluri = element caluri {
     element parameters { pid, pref, type }?,
     uri
   }

 # Top-level grammar
 property = adr | anniversary | bday | birth | caladruri | caluri
          | categories | class | clientpidmap | dday | death | email
          | fburl | fn | geo | impp | key | kind | label | lang | logo
          | member | n | name | nickname | note | org | photo | prodid
          | related | rev | role | sex | sort-string | sound | source
          | tel | title | tz | uid | url
 start = element vcards {
     element vcard {
       (property
        | element group {
            attribute name { text },
            property*
          })+
     }+
   }


Appendix B.  Change Log (to be removed by RFC Editor prior to
             publication)

B.1.  Changes in -01

   o  Synchronized with draft-ietf-vcarddav-vcardrev-09.

   o  Added the <vcards> element to allow multiple vCards in a single
      XML file.




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   o  Created the <parameters> container element.

   o  Use text value for enumeration in <class> element.

   o  Created the "XML" vCard property.

   o  Added IANA considerations section.

   o  Added security considerations section.

B.2.  Changes in -00

   o  Same as draft-perreault-vcarddav-vcardxml-02.

Author's Address

   Simon Perreault
   Viagenie
   2600 boul. Laurier, suite 625
   Quebec, QC  G1V 4W1
   Canada

   Phone: +1 418 656 9254
   EMail: simon.perreault@viagenie.ca
   URI:   http://www.viagenie.ca


























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