computer question

Alex Tweedly

Message 19434 · 17 Nov 1999 18:45:39 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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At 11:00 am 11/17/1999 -0500, John Chambers,,,781-647-1813 wrote:

>
> BEGIN:VCARD
> VERSION:2.1
> N:Mettler;Klaus
> FN:Mettler, Klaus (LFUST)
> TEL;WORK;VOICE:0711/126-1944
> EMAIL;PREF;INTERNET:Xxxxx.Xxxxxxx@XXXXX.XXX.XXX.XX
> REV:19990409T104152Z
> END:VCARD
>
>Interesting. I wonder how standard this is. I've seen a number of
>them, and I've been thinking of writing my own little program to
>extract the data and add it to my own database. I wonder if the lines
>are actually documented anywhere?
>

Yes, you can start from http://www.whatis.com/vcard.htm

or if you want to leap straight into somewhat more techie stuff,
http://www.imc.org/pdi/vcardwhite.html

Rather than feel guilty about this email having no connection to SCD, I'll
point out that the purpose of a vCard is to provide a format and protocol
for cooperative exchange of personal info in a controlled manner.
Kind of like dancing :-)

-- Alex Tweedly, San Francisco and Oban

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