JSContact: Converting from and to vCard
draft-ietf-jmap-jscontact-vcard-06

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                JSContact: Converting from and to vCard
                   draft-ietf-jmap-jscontact-vcard-06

Abstract

   This document defines how to convert contact information as defined
   in the JSContact [draft-ietf-jmap-jscontact] specification from and
   to vCard.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Scope and Caveats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       1.2.1.  Extensions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.3.  Conventions Used in This Document . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Translating vCard properties to JSContact . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.1.  Common Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.2.  JSContact Id  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.3.  General Properties  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.3.1.  BEGIN and END . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.3.2.  SOURCE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.3.3.  KIND  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.3.4.  XML . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     2.4.  Identification Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       2.4.1.  FN  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       2.4.2.  N and NICKNAME  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       2.4.3.  PHOTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       2.4.4.  BDAY, BIRTHPLACE, DEATHDATE, DEATHPLACE, ANNIVERSARY    9
       2.4.5.  GENDER  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     2.5.  Delivery Addressing Properties  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       2.5.1.  ADR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     2.6.  Communications Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       2.6.1.  TEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       2.6.2.  EMAIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       2.6.3.  IMPP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       2.6.4.  LANG  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     2.7.  Geographical Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
       2.7.1.  Time Zone Representation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     2.8.  Organizational Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       2.8.1.  TITLE and ROLE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       2.8.2.  LOGO  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
       2.8.3.  ORG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
       2.8.4.  MEMBER  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
       2.8.5.  RELATED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
       2.8.6.  CONTACT-URI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     2.9.  Personal Information Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
       2.9.1.  EXPERTISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
       2.9.2.  HOBBY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
       2.9.3.  INTEREST  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
       2.9.4.  ORG-DIRECTORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
     2.10. Explanatory Properties  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
       2.10.1.  CATEGORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
       2.10.2.  NOTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  30
       2.10.3.  PRODID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  31
       2.10.4.  REV  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  31
       2.10.5.  SOUND  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  31

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       2.10.6.  UID  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  32
       2.10.7.  CLIENTPIDMAP and PID Parameter . . . . . . . . . . .  33
       2.10.8.  URL  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
       2.10.9.  VERSION  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
     2.11. Security Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
       2.11.1.  KEY  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34
     2.12. Calendar Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34
       2.12.1.  FBURL  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34
       2.12.2.  CALADRURI  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  35
       2.12.3.  CALURI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36
     2.13. vCard Unmatched Properties  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
     2.14. Card Required Properties  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
   3.  Translating JSContact properties to vCard . . . . . . . . . .  38
     3.1.  Id  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  38
     3.2.  Localizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  38
     3.3.  Date and Time Representations . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  38
     3.4.  Time Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  38
     3.5.  JSContact Types Matching Multiple vCard Properties  . . .  39
       3.5.1.  Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
       3.5.2.  Resource  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
     3.6.  CardGroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
     3.7.  Card Unmatched Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
     3.8.  vCard Required Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
   5.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40
     5.1.  CNR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  41
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  42
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  42

1.  Introduction

1.1.  Motivation

   The JSContact specification [draft-ietf-jmap-jscontact] has been
   defined to represent contact card information as a more efficient
   alternative to vCard [RFC6350] and its JSON-based version named jCard
   [RFC7095].

   While new applications might adopt JSContact as their main format to
   exchange contact card data, they are likely to interoperate with
   services and clients that just support vCard/jCard.  Similarly,
   existing contact data providers and consumers already using vCard/
   jCard might want to represent their data also according to the
   JSContact specification.

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   To facilitate this, this document defines how to convert contact
   information as defined in the JSContact [draft-ietf-jmap-jscontact]
   specification from and to vCard.

1.2.  Scope and Caveats

   JSContact and vCard have a lot of semantics in common, however some
   differences must be outlined:

   o  The JSContact data model defines some contact information that
      doesn't have a direct mapping with vCard properties.  In
      particular, unlike vCard, JSContact distinguishes between a single
      contact card, named Card, and a group of contact cards, named
      CardGroup.

   o  The properties that can be present multiple times in a vCard are
      represented through different collections in JSContact; mainly as
      maps, sometimes as lists, in some cases condensed in a single
      value.

1.2.1.  Extensions

   While translating vCard properties to JSContact, any vCard property
   that doesn't have a direct counterpart in JSContact MUST be converted
   into a property whose name is prefixed by "ietf.org/<RFC defining the
   extension>/".

   Any custom extension MAY be added and its name MUST be prefixed with
   a specific domain name to avoid conflict, e.g. "example.com/
   customprop".

   Similarly, the reversed rules are applied while translating JSContact
   properties to vCard.

1.3.  Conventions Used in This Document

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

   In the following of this document, the vCard features, namely
   properties and parameters, are written in uppercase while the Card/
   CardGroup features are written in camel case wrapped in double
   quotes.

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2.  Translating vCard properties to JSContact

   This section contains the translation rules from vCard to Card/
   CardGroup.  The vCard properties are grouped according to the
   categories as defined in [RFC6350].

   If a vCard represents a group of contacts, those vCard properties
   which don't have a counterpart in CardGroup are converted into
   related properties of the "CardGroup.card" object.  In this case, the
   "uid" member of both the resulting CardGroup object and its "card"
   member MUST have the same value.

2.1.  Common Parameters

   The following mapping rules apply to parameters that are common to
   most of the vCard properties:

   o  The generic values of the TYPE parameter are mapped to the values
      of the "Context" type as defined in Section 1.5.1 of
      [draft-ietf-jmap-jscontact].  The "home" value corresponds to the
      "private" key.  The mapping of those specific TYPE values used in
      the TEL and RELATED properties are defined in Section 2.6.1 and
      Section 2.8.5.

   o  The PREF parameter is mapped to the "pref" property.

   o  The MEDIATYPE parameter is mapped to the "mediaType" property.  As
      described in Section 5.7 of [RFC6350], the media type of a
      resource can be identified by its URI.  For example, "image/gif"
      can be derived from the ".gif" extension of a GIF image URI.
      JSContact producers MAY provide the media type information even
      when it is not specified in the vCard.

   o  The ALTID and LANGUAGE parameters are used in combination for
      associating the language-dependent alternatives with a given
      property.  Such alternatives are represented by using the
      "localizations" map of a "LocalizedString" member inside the
      matching JSContact object.

2.2.  JSContact Id

   The rules to generate a map key of type Id are out of the scope of
   this document.

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2.3.  General Properties

2.3.1.  BEGIN and END

   The BEGIN and END properties don't have a direct match with a
   JSContact feature.

2.3.2.  SOURCE

   A SOURCE property is represented as an entry of the "online" map
   (Figure 1).  The entry value is a "Resource" object whose "type"
   member is set to "uri", the "label" member is set to "source" and the
   "resource" member is the SOURCE value.

   The PREF and MEDIATYPE parameters are mapped according to the rules
   as defined in (Section 2.1).

    BEGIN:VCARD
    VERSION:4.0
    ...
    SOURCE:http://directory.example.com/addressbooks/jdoe/Jean%20Dupont.vcf
    ...
    END:VCARD

    {
    ...
    "online":{
       ...
       "a-source":{
         "type": "uri",
         "label": "source",
         "resource": "http://directory.example.com/addressbooks/jdoe/Jean%20Dupont.vcf"
       },
       ...
    },
    ...
    }

                     Figure 1: SOURCE mapping example

2.3.3.  KIND

   The KIND property is mapped to the "kind" member (Figure 2).  Allowed
   values are those described in Section 6.1.4 of [RFC6350] and extended
   with the values declared in [RFC6473] and [RFC6869].  The value
   "group" is reserved for a CardGroup instance.

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       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       KIND:individual
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "kind": "individual",
       ...
       }

                      Figure 2: KIND mapping example

2.3.4.  XML

   The XML property doesn't have a direct match with a JSContact
   feature.

2.4.  Identification Properties

2.4.1.  FN

   All the FN instances are represented through the "fullName" member.
   The presence of multiple instances is implicitly associated with the
   full name translations in various languages regardless of the
   presence of the ALTID parameter.  Each translation corresponds to a
   different entry of the "localizations" map (Figure 3).

   If the vCard represents a group of contacts, implementers MAY convert
   the FN property into either "CardGroup.card.fullName" or
   "CardGroup.name" or both properties.

2.4.2.  N and NICKNAME

   The N instances are converted into equivalent items of the "name"
   array (Figure 3): the N components are transformed into related
   "NameComponent" objects as presented in Table 1.  Name components
   SHOULD be ordered such that their values joined by whitespace produce
   a valid full name of this entity.

   Each NICKNAME instance is mapped to an item of "nickNames" array.

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                   +--------------------+--------------+
                   | N component        | "type" value |
                   +--------------------+--------------+
                   | Honorific Prefixes | prefix       |
                   | Given Names        | personal     |
                   | Family Names       | surname      |
                   | Additional Names   | additional   |
                   | Honorific Suffixes | suffix       |
                   +--------------------+--------------+

                       Table 1: N components mapping

       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       FN:Mr. John Q. Public\, Esq.
       N:Public;John;Quinlan;Mr.;Esq.
       NICKNAME:Johnny
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "fullName":{ "value": "Mr. John Q. Public, Esq." },
       "name":[
         { "value":"Mr.", "type": "prefix" },
         { "value":"John", "type": "personal" },
         { "value":"Public", "type": "surname" },
         { "value":"Quinlan", "type": "additional" },
         { "value":"Esq.", "type": "suffix" }
       ],
       "nickNames":[
         { "value": "Johnny" }
       ],
       ...
       }

                 Figure 3: FN, N, NICKNAME mapping example

2.4.3.  PHOTO

   A PHOTO property is represented as an entry of the "photos" map
   (Figure 4).  The entry value is a "File" object whose "href" member
   is the PHOTO value.

   The PREF and MEDIATYPE parameters are mapped according to the rules
   as defined in (Section 2.1).

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       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       PHOTO:http://www.example.com/pub/photos/jqpublic.gif
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "photos":{
          ...
          "a-photo":{
            "href": "http://www.example.com/pub/photos/jqpublic.gif"
          },
          ...
       },
       ...
       }

                      Figure 4: PHOTO mapping example

2.4.4.  BDAY, BIRTHPLACE, DEATHDATE, DEATHPLACE, ANNIVERSARY

   The BDAY and ANNIVERSARY properties and the extensions BIRTHPLACE,
   DEATHDATE, DEATHPLACE described in [RFC6350] are represented as
   "Anniversary" objects included in the "anniversaries" map (Figure 5):

   o  BDAY and BIRTHPLACE are mapped to "date" and "place" where "type"
      is set to "birth";

   o  DEATHDATE and DEATHPLACE are mapped to "date" and "place" where
      "type" is set to "death";

   o  ANNIVERSARY is mapped to "date" where "type" is set to "other" and
      "label" is set to a value describing in detail the kind of
      anniversary (e.g. "marriage date" for the wedding anniversary).

   Both birth and death places are represented as instances of the
   "Address" object.

   The BIRTHPLACE and DEATHPLACE properties that are represented as geo
   URIs are converted into "Address" instances including only the
   "coordinates" member.  If the URI value is not a geo URI, the place
   is ignored.

   The ALTID and LANGUAGE parameters of both BIRTHPLACE and DEATHPLACE
   properties are mapped according to the rules as defined in

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   (Section 2.1).  The "fullAddress.localizations" includes possible
   language-dependent alternatives.

    BEGIN:VCARD
    VERSION:4.0
    ...
    BDAY:19531015T231000Z
    BIRTHPLACE:Mail Drop: TNE QB\n123 Main Street\nAny Town, CA 91921-1234\nU.S.A.
    DEATHDATE:19960415
    DEATHPLACE:4445 Courtright Street\nNew England, ND 58647\nU.S.A.
    ANNIVERSARY:19860201
    ...
    END:VCARD

    {
    ...
    "anniversaries": {
      "ANNIVERSARY-1" : {
        "type": "birth",
        "date": "1953-10-15T23:10:00Z",
        "place":{
          "fullAddress":{
            "value": "Mail Drop: TNE QB\n123 Main Street\nAny Town, CA 91921-1234\nU.S.A."
          }
        }
      },
      "ANNIVERSARY-2" : {
        "type": "birth",
        "date": "1953-10-15T23:10:00Z",
        "place":{
          "fullAddress":{
            "value": "4445 Courtright Street\nNew England, ND 58647\nU.S.A."
          }
        }
      },
      "ANNIVERSARY-3" : {
        "type": "other",
        "label": "marriage date",
        "date": "1986-02-01"
      }
    },
    ...
    }

      Figure 5: BDAY, BIRTHPLACE, DEATHDATE, DEATHPLACE, ANNIVERSARY
                              mapping example

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2.4.5.  GENDER

   The GENDER property doesn't have a direct match with a JSContact
   feature.

2.5.  Delivery Addressing Properties

2.5.1.  ADR

   An ADR property is represented as an entry of the "addresses" map
   (Figure 6).  The entry value is an "Address" object.

   The ADR components are transformed into the "Address" members as
   presented in Table 2 and Table 3.

   The "street address" and "extended address" ADR components MAY be
   converted into either a single StreetComponent item or a combination
   of StreetComponent items.

                    +---------------+----------------+
                    | ADR component | Address member |
                    +---------------+----------------+
                    | locality      | locality       |
                    | region        | region         |
                    | postal code   | postcode       |
                    | country name  | country        |
                    +---------------+----------------+

            Table 2: ADR components vs. Address members mapping

   +-------------+---------------------+-------------------------------+
   | ADR         | Single              | Combination of                |
   | component   | StreetComponent     | StreetComponent items         |
   |             | item                |                               |
   +-------------+---------------------+-------------------------------+
   | post office | postOfficeBox       |                               |
   | box         |                     |                               |
   | extended    | extension           | extension, building, floor,   |
   | address     |                     | room, apartment               |
   | street      | name                | name, number, direction       |
   | address     |                     |                               |
   +-------------+---------------------+-------------------------------+

         Table 3: ADR components vs. StreetComponent items mapping

   The LABEL parameter is converted into the "fullAddress" member.

   The GEO parameter is converted into the "coordinates" member.

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   The TZ parameter is converted into the "timeZone" member.

   The CC parameter as defined in [RFC8605] is converted into the
   "countryCode" member.

   The PREF and TYPE parameters are mapped according to the rules as
   defined in (Section 2.1).

   The ALTID and LANGUAGE parameters are mapped according to the rules
   as defined in (Section 2.1).  The "fullAddress.localizations"
   includes possible language-dependent alternatives.

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       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       ADR;TYPE=work;CC=US:;;54321 Oak St;Reston;VA;20190;USA
       ADR;TYPE=home;CC=US:;;12345 Elm St;Reston;VA;20190;USA
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "addresses":{
         "work-address" :{
           "contexts":{ "work": true },
           "fullAddress":{
             "value": "54321 Oak St\nReston\nVA\n20190\nUSA"
           },
           "street": [
              { "name": "Oak St" },
              { "number" : "54321" }
           ],
           "locality": "Reston",
           "region": "VA",
           "country": "USA",
           "postcode": "20190",
           "countryCode": "US"
         },
         "private-address":{
           "contexts":{ "private": true },
           "fullAddress":{
             "value": "12345 Elm St\nReston\nVA\n20190\nUSA"
           },
           "street": [
              { "name": "Elm St" },
              { "number" : "12345" }
           ],
           "locality": "Reston",
           "region": "VA",
           "country": "USA",
           "postcode": "20190",
           "countryCode": "US"
         }
       },
       ...
       }

                       Figure 6: ADR mapping example

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2.6.  Communications Properties

2.6.1.  TEL

   A TEL property is represented as an entry of the "phones" map
   (Figure 7).  The entry value is a "Phone" object.  The TEL-specific
   values of the TYPE parameter are mapped to the "features" map keys.
   The values that don't match a key are represented as comma-separated
   values of the "label" member.  If the "features" map is empty and the
   "label" member is not empty, the "other" feature is added.  The
   "phone" member is set to the TEL value.

   The PREF and TYPE parameters are mapped according to the rules as
   defined in (Section 2.1).

     BEGIN:VCARD
     VERSION:4.0
     ...
     TEL;VALUE=uri;PREF=1;TYPE="voice,home":tel:+1-555-555-5555;ext=5555
     TEL;VALUE=uri;TYPE=home:tel:+33-01-23-45-67
     ...
     END:VCARD

     {
     ...
     "phones":{
       "a-phone":{
         "contexts":{ "private": true },
         "features":{ "voice": true },
         "phone": "tel:+1-555-555-5555;ext=5555",
         "pref": 1
       },
       "another-phone":{
         "contexts":{ "private": true },
         "phone": "tel:+33-01-23-45-67"
       }
     ],
     ...
     }

                       Figure 7: TEL mapping example

2.6.2.  EMAIL

   An EMAIL property is represented as an entry of the "emails" map
   (Figure 8).  The entry value is an "EmailAddress" object.  The
   "email" member is set to the EMAIL value.

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   The PREF and TYPE parameters are mapped according to the rules as
   defined in (Section 2.1).

       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       EMAIL;TYPE=work:jqpublic@xyz.example.com
       EMAIL;PREF=1:jane_doe@example.com
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "emails":{
         "work-email":{
           "contexts":{ "work": true },
           "email": "jqpublic@xyz.example.com"
         },
         "private-email":{
           "contexts":{ "private", true },
           "email": "jane_doe@example.com",
           "pref": 1
         }
       },
       ...
       }

                      Figure 8: EMAIL mapping example

2.6.3.  IMPP

   An IMPP property is represented as an entry of the "online" map
   (Figure 9).  The entry value is a "Resource" object whose "type"
   member is set to "username", the "label" member is set to "XMPP" and
   the "resource" member is the IMPP value.

   The PREF and TYPE parameters are mapped according to the rules as
   defined in (Section 2.1).

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       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       IMPP;PREF=1:xmpp:alice@example.com
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "online":{
         ...
         {
           "type": "username",
           "label": "XMPP",
           "value": "alice@example.com"
         },
         ...
       },
       ...
       }

                      Figure 9: IMPP mapping example

2.6.4.  LANG

   A LANG property is represented as an entry of the
   "preferredContactLanguages" map (Figure 10).  The entry keys
   correspond to the language tags, the corresponding entry values are
   arrays of "ContactLanguage" objects.

   The PREF and TYPE parameters are mapped according to the rules as
   defined in (Section 2.1).

   If both PREF and TYPE parameters are missing, the array of
   "ContactLanguage" objects MUST be empty.

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       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       LANG;TYPE=work;PREF=1:en
       LANG;TYPE=work;PREF=2:fr
       LANG;TYPE=home:fr
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "preferredContactLanguages":{
         "en":[
           {
             "context": "work",
             "pref": 1
           }
         ],
         "fr":[
           {
             "context": "work",
             "pref": 2
           },
           {
             "context": "private"
           }
         ]
       },
       ...
       }

                      Figure 10: LANG mapping example

2.7.  Geographical Properties

   The GEO and TZ properties are not directly mapped to topmost Card
   members because the same information is represented through
   equivalent "Address" members.

   The ALTID parameter is used for associating both GEO and TZ
   properties with the related address information.  When the ALTID
   parameter is missing, the matched members SHOULD be included in the
   first "Address" object.

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2.7.1.  Time Zone Representation

   As specified in Section 6.5.1 of [RFC6350], the time zone information
   can be represented in three ways: as a time zone name, as a UTC
   offset or as a URI.

   o  If the TZ value is defined in the IANA timezone database, it is
      directly matched by the "timeZone" member in JSContact.

   o  An UTC offset with zero minutes MUST be converted into one its
      equivalent IANA "Etc/GMT" time zone to set in the "timeZone"
      property.  For example, the value "-0500" converts to "Etc/GMT+5".
      Implementations MUST make sure that such IANA timezone exists.

   o  An UTC offset with non-zero minutes MAY be converted to a custom
      "TimeZone" object in the JSContact "timeZones" property (see
      example below).

   o  A non-IANA timezone name or URI MAY be converted to a custom
      "TimeZone" object in the JSContact "timeZones" property.  It is up
      to the implementation to determine the time zone definition.

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       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       ADR;TZ=-0530:;;123 Main Street;Any Town;CA;91921-1234;U.S.A.
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "addresses": {
         "addr1" : {
           "timeZone": "/tz1"
           ...
         }
       },
       "timeZones": {
         "/tz1": {
           "@type": "TimeZone",
           "tzId": "TZ-0530",
           "updated": "2021-06-07T14:24:45Z",
           "standard": [{
             "@type": "TimeZoneRule",
             "offsetFrom": "-0530",
             "offsetTo": "-0530",
             "start": "1601-01-01T00:00:00"
           }]
         }
       }
       ...
       }

      Figure 11: Mapping a TZ UTC offset value with non-zero minutes

2.8.  Organizational Properties

2.8.1.  TITLE and ROLE

   Both TITLE and ROLE properties are represented as entries of the
   "titles" map (Figure 12).  The entry value is a "Title" object whose
   "title" member includes information about the language.

   The ALTID and LANGUAGE parameters are mapped according to the rules
   as defined in (Section 2.1).  The "title.localizations" includes
   possible language-dependent alternatives.

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       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       TITLE:Research Scientist
       ROLE:Project Leader
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "titles":{
         "a-title":{
           "title":{ "value" : "Project Leader" }
         },
         "another-title":{
           "title":{ "value" : "Research Scientist" }
         }
       },
       ...
       }

                 Figure 12: TITLE and ROLE mapping example

2.8.2.  LOGO

   A LOGO property is represented as an entry of the "online" map
   (Figure 13).  The entry value is a "Resource" object whose "type"
   member is set to "uri", the "label" member is set to "logo" and the
   "resource" member is the LOGO value.

   The PREF and TYPE parameters are mapped according to the rules as
   defined in (Section 2.1).

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       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       LOGO:http://www.example.com/pub/logos/abccorp.jpg
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "online":{
         ...
         "a-logo":{
           "type": "uri",
           "label": "logo",
           "resource": "http://www.example.com/pub/logos/abccorp.jpg"
         },
         ...
       },
       ...
       }

                      Figure 13: LOGO mapping example

2.8.3.  ORG

   An ORG property is represented as an entry of the "organizations" map
   (Figure 14).  The entry value is an "Organization" object whose
   "name" member contains the organizational name and the "units" member
   contains the organizational units.

   The ALTID and LANGUAGE parameters are mapped according to the rules
   as defined in (Section 2.1).  The "localizations" maps for both
   "name" and "units" include possible language-dependent alternatives.

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       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       ORG:ABC\, Inc.;North American Division;Marketing
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "organizations":{
         "an-organization":{
           "name":{ "value": "ABC, Inc." },
           "units":[
             { "value": "North American Division" },
             { "value": "Marketing" }
           ]
         }
       },
       ...
       }

                      Figure 14: ORG mapping example

2.8.4.  MEMBER

   According to the JSContact specification, a group of contact cards is
   represented through a CardGroup (Figure 15).  The uids of the contact
   cards composing the group are included in the "members" map.

   In this case, the PREF parameter has not a JSContact counterpart;
   however, the implementers MAY insert the map entries by order of
   preference.

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       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       KIND:group
       FN:The Doe family
       MEMBER:urn:uuid:03a0e51f-d1aa-4385-8a53-e29025acd8af
       MEMBER:urn:uuid:b8767877-b4a1-4c70-9acc-505d3819e519
       END:VCARD

         {
           "kind": "group",
           "fullName":{ "value": "The Doe family" },
           "uid": "urn:uuid:ab4310aa-fa43-11e9-8f0b-362b9e155667",
           "members":{
             "urn:uuid:03a0e51f-d1aa-4385-8a53-e29025acd8af": true,
             "urn:uuid:b8767877-b4a1-4c70-9acc-505d3819e519": true
           }
         }

                         Figure 15: Group example

   Only if the GROUP contains properties that don't have a mapping to
   CardGroup properties, then the CardGroup.card property MAY contain
   the optional Card object of this group.

       {
         "name": "The Doe family",
         "uid": "urn:uuid:ab4310aa-fa43-11e9-8f0b-362b9e155667",
         "members":{
            "urn:uuid:03a0e51f-d1aa-4385-8a53-e29025acd8af": true,
            "urn:uuid:b8767877-b4a1-4c70-9acc-505d3819e519": true
         },
         "card": {
            "fullName":{ "value": "The Doe family" },
            "uid": "urn:uuid:ab4310aa-fa43-11e9-8f0b-362b9e155667",
            "photos":{
              "a-photo":{
                "href": "http://www.example.com/pub/photos/jqpublic.gif"
              }
            }
         }
       }

                Figure 16: card member of CardGroup object

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2.8.5.  RELATED

   All the RELATED instances are converted into the "relatedTo" map
   (Figure 17): an entry for each entity the entity described by the
   Card is associated with.  The map keys are the "uid" values of the
   associated cards.

   Each map value is a "Relation" object including only the "relation"
   member represented as a set of the RELATED-specific values of the
   TYPE parameter as defined in Section 6.6.6 of [RFC6350].

   If the relation type is unspecified, the "relation" member MUST be
   empty.

    BEGIN:VCARD
    VERSION:4.0
    ...
    RELATED;TYPE=friend:urn:uuid:f81d4fae-7dec-11d0-a765-00a0c91e6bf6
    RELATED;TYPE=contact:http://example.com/directory/jdoe.vcf
    RELATED;VALUE=text:Please contact my assistant Jane Doe for any inquiries.
    ...
    END:VCARD

    {
    ...
    "relatedTo":{
      {
        "urn:uuid:f81d4fae-7dec-11d0-a765-00a0c91e6bf6":{
          "relation":{ "friend": true }
        }
      },
      {
        "http://example.com/directory/jdoe.vcf":{
          "relation":{ "contact": true }
        }
      },
      {
        "Please contact my assistant Jane Doe for any inquiries.":{
          "relation":{ }
        }
      }
    },
    ...
    }

                    Figure 17: RELATED mapping example

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2.8.6.  CONTACT-URI

   A CONTACT-URI property as defined in [RFC8605] is represented as an
   entry of the "online" map (Figure 18).  The entry value is a
   "Resource" object whose "type" member is set to "uri", the "label"
   member is set to "contact-uri" and the "resource" member is the
   CONTACT-URI value.

   The PREF and TYPE parameters are mapped according to the rules as
   defined in (Section 2.1).

       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       CONTACT-URI;PREF=1:mailto:contact@example.com
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "online":{
         ...
         "a-contact-uri":{
           "type": "uri",
           "label": "contact-uri",
           "resource": "mailto:contact@example.com",
           "pref": 1
         },
         ...
       },
       ...
       }

                  Figure 18: CONTACT-URI mapping example

2.9.  Personal Information Properties

   The LEVEL parameter as defined in [RFC6715] is directly mapped to the
   "level" property of the "PersonalInformation" type apart from when
   LEVEL is used in the EXPERTISE property; in this case, the values are
   converted as in the following:

   o  "beginner" is converted into "low";
   o  "average" is converted into "medium";
   o  "expert" is converted into "high".

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2.9.1.  EXPERTISE

   An EXPERTISE property as defined in [RFC6715] is represented as a
   "PersonalInformation" object in the "personalInfo" map (Figure 19).
   The "type" member is set to "expertise".

   The INDEX parameter is represented as the index of the expertise
   among the declared expertises.

       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       EXPERTISE;LEVEL=beginner;INDEX=2:chinese literature
       EXPERTISE;INDEX=1;LEVEL=expert:chemistry
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "personalInfo":{
         ...
         "PERSINFO-1" : {
           "type": "expertise",
           "value": "chemistry",
           "level": "high"
         },
         "PERSINFO-2" : {
           "type": "expertise",
           "value": "chinese literature",
            "level": "low"
         },
         ...
       },
       ...
       }

                   Figure 19: EXPERTISE mapping example

2.9.2.  HOBBY

   A HOBBY property as defined in [RFC6715] is represented as a
   "PersonalInformation" object in the "personalInfo" map (Figure 20).
   The "type" member is set to "hobby".

   The INDEX parameter is represented as the index of the hobby among
   the declared hobbies.

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       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       HOBBY;INDEX=1;LEVEL=high:reading
       HOBBY;INDEX=2;LEVEL=high:sewing
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "personalInfo":{
         ...
         "PERSINFO-1" : {
           "type": "hobby",
           "value": "reading",
           "level": "high"
         },
         "PERSINFO-2" : {
           "type": "hobby",
           "value": "sewing",
           "level": "high"
         },
         ...
       },
       ...
       }

                     Figure 20: HOBBY mapping example

2.9.3.  INTEREST

   An INTEREST property as defined in [RFC6715] is represented as a
   "PersonalInformation" object in the "personalInfo" map (Figure 21).
   The "type" member is set to "interest".

   The INDEX parameter is represented as the index of the interest among
   the declared interests.

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       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       INTEREST;INDEX=1;LEVEL=medium:r&b music
       INTEREST;INDEX=2;LEVEL=high:rock 'n' roll music
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "personalInfo":{
         ...
         "PERSINFO-1" : {
           "type": "interest",
           "value": "r&b music",
           "level": "medium"
         },
         "PERSINFO-2" : {
           "type": "interest",
           "value": "rock 'n' roll music",
           "level": "high"
         },
         ...
       },
       ...
       }

                    Figure 21: INTEREST mapping example

2.9.4.  ORG-DIRECTORY

   An ORG-DIRECTORY property is represented as an entry of the "online"
   map (Figure 22).  The entry value is a "Resource" object whose "type"
   member is set to "uri", the "label" member is set to "org-directory"
   and the "resource" member is the ORG-DIRECTORY value.

   The PREF and TYPE parameters are mapped according to the rules as
   defined in (Section 2.1).

   The INDEX parameter is represented as the index of the directory
   among the online resources with the "org-directory" label.

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    BEGIN:VCARD
    VERSION:4.0
    ...
    ORG-DIRECTORY;INDEX=1:http://directory.mycompany.example.com
    ORG-DIRECTORY;PREF=1:ldap://ldap.tech.example/o=Example%20Tech,ou=Engineering
    ...
    END:VCARD

    {
    ...
    "online":{
      ...
      "an-org-directory":{
        "type": "uri",
        "label": "org-directory",
        "resource": "http://directory.mycompany.example.com"
      },
      "another-org-directory":{
        "type": "uri",
        "label": "org-directory",
        "resource": "ldap://ldap.tech.example/o=Example%20Tech,ou=Engineering",
        "pref": 1
      },
      ...
    },
    ...
    }

                 Figure 22: ORG-DIRECTORY mapping example

2.10.  Explanatory Properties

2.10.1.  CATEGORIES

   A CATEGORIES property is converted into a set of entries of the
   "categories" map (Figure 23).  The keys are the comma-separated text
   values of the CATEGORIES property.

   In this case, the PREF parameter has not a JSContact counterpart;
   however, implementers MAY use a map preserving the order of insertion
   and the map entries can be inserted by order of preference.

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       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       CATEGORIES:INTERNET,IETF,INDUSTRY,INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "categories":{
         "INTERNET": true,
         "IETF": true,
         "INDUSTRY": true,
         "INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY": true
       },
       ...
       }

                   Figure 23: CATEGORIES mapping example

2.10.2.  NOTE

   A NOTE property is mapped to the "notes" property (Figure 24).  All
   the NOTE instances are condensed into a single note and separated by
   newline.

   The ALTID and LANGUAGE parameters are mapped according to the rules
   as defined in (Section 2.1).  The "localizations" map includes
   possible language-dependent alternatives.

    BEGIN:VCARD
    VERSION:4.0
    ...
    NOTE:This fax number is operational 0800 to 1715 EST\, Mon-Fri.
    ...
    END:VCARD

    {
    ...
    "notes": {
        "value": "This fax number is operational 0800 to 1715 EST, Mon-Fri."
    },
    ...
    }

                      Figure 24: NOTE mapping example

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2.10.3.  PRODID

   The PRODID property is converted into the "prodId" member
   (Figure 25).

       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       PRODID:-//ONLINE DIRECTORY//NONSGML Version 1//EN
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "prodId": "-//ONLINE DIRECTORY//NONSGML Version 1//EN",
       ...
       }

                     Figure 25: PRODID mapping example

2.10.4.  REV

   The REV property is transformed into the "updated" member
   (Figure 26).

       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       REV:19951031T222710Z
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "updated": "1995-10-31T22:27:10Z",
       ...
       }

                      Figure 26: REV mapping example

2.10.5.  SOUND

   A SOUND property is represented as an entry of the "online" map
   (Figure 27).  The entry value is a "Resource" object whose "type"
   member is set to "uri", the "label" member is set to "sound" and the
   "resource" member is the SOUND value.

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   The PREF and TYPE parameters are mapped according to the rules as
   defined in (Section 2.1).

    BEGIN:VCARD
    VERSION:4.0
    ...
    SOUND:CID:JOHNQPUBLIC.part8.19960229T080000.xyzMail@example.com
    ...
    END:VCARD

    {
    ...
    "online":{
      ...
      "a-sound":{
        "type": "uri",
        "label": "sound",
        "resource": "CID:JOHNQPUBLIC.part8.19960229T080000.xyzMail@example.com"
      },
      ...
    },
    ...
    }

                     Figure 27: SOUND mapping example

2.10.6.  UID

   The UID property corresponds to the "uid" property (Figure 28) in
   both Card and CardGroup.

       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       UID:urn:uuid:f81d4fae-7dec-11d0-a765-00a0c91e6bf6
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "uid": "urn:uuid:f81d4fae-7dec-11d0-a765-00a0c91e6bf6",
       ...
       }

                      Figure 28: UID mapping example

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2.10.7.  CLIENTPIDMAP and PID Parameter

   The CLIENTPIDMAP property and the PDI parameter don't have a direct
   match with a Card feature.

2.10.8.  URL

   An URL property is represented as an entry of the "online" map
   (Figure 29).  The entry value is a "Resource" object whose "type"
   member is set to "uri", the "label" member is set to "url" and the
   "resource" member is the URL value.

   The PREF and TYPE parameters are mapped according to the rules as
   defined in (Section 2.1).

    BEGIN:VCARD
    VERSION:4.0
    ...
    URL:http://example.org/restaurant.french/~chezchic.html
    ...
    END:VCARD

    {
    ...
    "online":{
      ...
      "an-url":{
        "type": "uri",
        "label": "url",
        "resource": "http://example.org/restaurant.french/~chezchic.html"
      },
      ...
    },
    ...
    }

                      Figure 29: URL mapping example

2.10.9.  VERSION

   The VERSION property doesn't have a direct match with a JSContact
   feature.

2.11.  Security Properties

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2.11.1.  KEY

   A KEY property is represented as an entry of the "online" map
   (Figure 30).  The entry value is a "Resource" object whose "type"
   member is set to "uri", the "label" member is set to "key" and the
   "resource" member is the KEY value.

   The PREF and TYPE parameters are mapped according to the rules as
   defined in (Section 2.1).

       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       KEY:http://www.example.com/keys/jdoe.cer
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "online":{
         ...
         "a-key":{
           "type": "uri",
           "label": "key",
           "resource": "http://www.example.com/keys/jdoe.cer"
         },
         ...
       },
       ...
       }

                      Figure 30: KEY mapping example

2.12.  Calendar Properties

2.12.1.  FBURL

   An FBURL property is represented as an entry of the "online" map
   (Figure 31).  The entry value is a "Resource" object whose "type"
   member is set to "uri", the "label" member is set to "fburl" and the
   "resource" member is the FBURL value.

   The PREF and TYPE parameters are mapped according to the rules as
   defined in (Section 2.1).

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      BEGIN:VCARD
      VERSION:4.0
      ...
      FBURL;PREF=1:http://www.example.com/busy/janedoe
      FBURL;MEDIATYPE=text/calendar:ftp://example.com/busy/project-a.ifb
      ...
      END:VCARD

      {
      ...
      "online":{
        ...
        "an-fburl":{
          "type": "uri",
          "label": "fburl",
          "resource": "http://www.example.com/busy/janedoe",
          "pref": 1
        },
        "another-fburl":{
          "type": "uri",
          "label": "fburl",
          "resource": "ftp://example.com/busy/project-a.ifb",
          "mediaType": "text/calendar"
        },
        ...
      },
      ...
      }

                     Figure 31: FBURL mapping example

2.12.2.  CALADRURI

   A CALADRURI property is represented as an entry of the "online" map
   (Figure 32).  The entry value is a "Resource" object whose "type"
   member is set to "uri", the "label" member is set to "caladruri" and
   the "resource" member is the CALADRURI value.

   The PREF and TYPE parameters are mapped according to the rules as
   defined in (Section 2.1).

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       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       CALADRURI;PREF=1:mailto:janedoe@example.com
       CALADRURI:http://example.com/calendar/jdoe
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "online":{
         ...
         "a-caladruri":{
           "type": "uri",
           "label": "caladruri",
           "resource": "mailto:janedoe@example.com",
           "pref": 1
         },
         "another-caladruri":{
           "type": "uri",
           "label": "caladruri",
           "resource": "http://example.com/calendar/jdoe"
         },
         ...
       },
       ...
       }

                   Figure 32: CALADRURI mapping example

2.12.3.  CALURI

   A CALURI property is represented as an entry of the "online" map
   (Figure 33).  The entry value is a "Resource" object whose "type"
   member is set to "uri", the "label" member is set to "caluri" and the
   "resource" member is the CALURI value.

   The PREF and TYPE parameters are mapped according to the rules as
   defined in (Section 2.1).

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       BEGIN:VCARD
       VERSION:4.0
       ...
       CALURI;PREF=1:http://cal.example.com/calA
       CALURI;MEDIATYPE=text/calendar:ftp://ftp.example.com/calA.ics
       ...
       END:VCARD

       {
       ...
       "online":{
         ...
         "a-caluri":{
           "type": "uri",
           "label": "caluri",
           "resource": "http://cal.example.com/calA",
           "pref": 1
         },
         "another-caluri":{
           "type": "uri",
           "label": "caluri",
           "resource": "ftp://ftp.example.com/calA.ics",
           "mediaType": "text/calendar"
         },
         ...
       },
       ...
       }

                     Figure 33: CALURI mapping example

2.13.  vCard Unmatched Properties

   The unmatched vCard properties MAY be converted into JSContact
   properties whose name contains the prefix "ietf.org/RFC6350/"
   followed by property name in uppercase (i.e. ietf.org/RFC6350/
   GENDER").

2.14.  Card Required Properties

   While converting a vCard into a Card/CardGroup, only the topmost
   "uid" member is mandatory.  Implementers are REQUIRED to set it when
   it is missing.

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3.  Translating JSContact properties to vCard

   In most of the cases, the rules about the translation from Card/
   CardGroup to vCard can be derived by reversing the rules presented in
   Section 2.  The remaining cases are treated in the following of this
   section.

3.1.  Id

   Where a map key is of type Id, implementers are free to either ignore
   it or preserve it as a vCard information (e.g. a vCard parameter).

3.2.  Localizations

   A LocalizedString object is converted in multiple instances of the
   same vCard property having different values of the LANGUAGE
   parameter.  Implementers MAY set the ALTID parameter to couple
   language-based alternatives of the same value.

   Note also that the components of some vCard values and their related
   alternatives are split into different JSContact values.  For example,
   the "name" and "units" values for a given language must be grouped to
   make a single ORG value where components are separated by ";".

3.3.  Date and Time Representations

   The JSContact spec defines the "UTCDateTime" type to represent
   [RFC3339] "date-time" format with further restrictions.  This means
   that the matched vCard format for a "UTCDateTime" value MUST be one
   of the formats shown in Section 4.3.5 of [RFC6350] (i.e.
   "19961022T140000Z").

   In addition to such format, the "date" member of the "Anniversary"
   type allows specifying both a date without the time and a partial
   date.  In this case, the corresponding vCard format is that defined
   in Section 4.3.1.

3.4.  Time Zone

   The time zone name as represented by the "timeZone" property is
   mapped to the TZ parameter.

   Implementers MAY map an "Etc/GMT" time zone either preserving the
   time zone name or converting it into a UTC offset.

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3.5.  JSContact Types Matching Multiple vCard Properties

3.5.1.  Title

   The "titles" property contains information about the job, the
   position or the role of the entity the card represents.  In vCard,
   such information is split into the TITLE and ROLE properties.  This
   specification defines TITLE as the default target property when
   converting the "titles" property.

3.5.2.  Resource

   The "online" property includes resources that are usually represented
   through different vCard properties.  The matched vCard property of a
   "Resource" object can be derived from the value of its "label"
   member.

   Any resource included in the "online" map that doesn't match a vCard
   property MAY be converted into vCard extended properties.

3.6.  CardGroup

   A CardGroup object is converted into a vCard by merging its
   properties with the properties of "CardGroup.card" object.  If the
   "CardGroup.card.fullName" property exists, it MUST be used to set the
   FN value.

3.7.  Card Unmatched Properties

   Both the "preferredContactMethod" and "created" members don't match
   any vCard property.  Implementers MAY represent them as vCard
   extended properties.

3.8.  vCard Required Properties

   While converting a Card/CardGroup into a vCard, only the FN property
   is required.  Since both the "Card.fullName" and "CardGroup.name"
   properties are optional, implementers are REQUIRED to generate an FN
   value when it is missing.

4.  IANA Considerations

   This document has no actions for IANA.

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5.  Implementation Status

   NOTE: Please remove this section and the reference to RFC 7942 prior
   to publication as an RFC.

   This section records the status of known implementations of the
   protocol as defined in this specification at the time of posting of
   this Internet-Draft, and is based on a proposal described in
   [RFC7942].  The description of implementations in this section is
   intended to assist the IETF in its decision processes in progressing
   drafts to RFCs.  Please note that the listing of any individual
   implementation here does not imply endorsement by the IETF.
   Furthermore, no effort has been spent to verify the information
   presented here that was supplied by IETF contributors.  This is not
   intended as, and must not be construed to be, a catalog of available
   implementations or their features.  Readers are advised to note that
   other implementations may exist.

   According to RFC 7942, "this will allow reviewers and working groups
   to assign due considerationto documents that have the benefit of
   running code, which may serve as evidence of valuable experimentation
   and feedback that have made the implemented protocols more mature.
   It is up to the individual working groups to use this information as
   they see fit".

5.1.  CNR

      Responsible Organization: National Research Council (CNR) of Italy
      Location: https://github.com/consiglionazionaledellericerche/
      jscontact-tools
      Description: This implementation includes tools for JSContact
      creation, validation, serialization/deserialization, and
      conversion from vCard, xCard and jCard.
      Level of Maturity: This is an "alpha" test implementation.
      Coverage: This implementation includes all of the features
      described in this specification.
      Contact Information: Mario Loffredo, mario.loffredo@iit.cnr.it

6.  Security Considerations

   This document doesn't present any security consideration.

7.  References

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7.1.  Normative References

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC2119, March 1997,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2119>.

   [RFC3339]  Klyne, G. and C. Newman, "Date and Time on the Internet:
              Timestamps", RFC 3339, DOI 10.17487/RFC3339, July 2002,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3339>.

   [RFC6350]  Perreault, S., "vCard Format Specification", RFC 6350,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC6350, August 2011,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6350>.

   [RFC6473]  Saint-Andre, P., "vCard KIND:application", RFC 6473,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC6473, December 2011,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6473>.

   [RFC6474]  Li, K. and B. Leiba, "vCard Format Extensions: Place of
              Birth, Place and Date of Death", RFC 6474,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC6474, December 2011,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6474>.

   [RFC6715]  Cauchie, D., Leiba, B., and K. Li, "vCard Format
              Extensions: Representing vCard Extensions Defined by the
              Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Converged Address Book (CAB)
              Group", RFC 6715, DOI 10.17487/RFC6715, August 2012,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6715>.

   [RFC6869]  Salgueiro, G., Clarke, J., and P. Saint-Andre, "vCard
              KIND:device", RFC 6869, DOI 10.17487/RFC6869, February
              2013, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6869>.

   [RFC7095]  Kewisch, P., "jCard: The JSON Format for vCard", RFC 7095,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC7095, January 2014,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7095>.

   [RFC7942]  Sheffer, Y. and A. Farrel, "Improving Awareness of Running
              Code: The Implementation Status Section", BCP 205,
              RFC 7942, DOI 10.17487/RFC7942, July 2016,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7942>.

   [RFC8605]  Hollenbeck, S. and R. Carney, "vCard Format Extensions:
              ICANN Extensions for the Registration Data Access Protocol
              (RDAP)", RFC 8605, DOI 10.17487/RFC8605, May 2019,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8605>.

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7.2.  Informative References

   [draft-ietf-jmap-jscontact]
              "JSContact: A JSON representation of contact data",
              <https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-jmap-
              jscontact/>.

   [time-zones]
              "Time Zone Database", <https://www.iana.org/time-zones>.

   [uri-schemes]
              "Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Schemes",
              <https://www.iana.org/assignments/uri-schemes/uri-
              schemes.xhtml>.

Authors' Addresses

   Mario Loffredo
   IIT-CNR/Registro.it
   Via Moruzzi,1
   Pisa  56124
   IT

   Email: mario.loffredo@iit.cnr.it
   URI:   http://www.iit.cnr.it

   Robert Stepanek
   FastMail
   PO Box 234, Collins St West
   Melbourne  VIC 8007
   AU

   Email: rsto@fastmailteam.com
   URI:   https://www.fastmail.com

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