Parameter Value Encoding in iCalendar and vCard
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Parameter Value Encoding in iCalendar and vCard' to Proposed Standard (draft-daboo-ical-vcard-parameter-encoding-04.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Parameter Value Encoding in iCalendar and vCard' (draft-daboo-ical-vcard-parameter-encoding-04.txt) as Proposed Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Barry Leiba. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-daboo-ical-vcard-parameter-encoding/
Technical Summary This specification updates the data formats for iCalendar (RFC 5545) and vCard (RFC 6350) to allow parameter values to include certain characters forbidden by the existing specifications. Review and Consensus The extension is straightforward, and there was little discussion before coming to consensus. What discussion there was took place on the Calsify <email@example.com> and vCardDAV <firstname.lastname@example.org> mailing lists. The choice of escape character and sequences allows the new functionality without compromising existing software and justification for the final form of escaping appears as an appendix to the current draft. There are a small number of implementations already and more are planned. Personnel The document shepherd is Mike Douglass. The responsible Area Director is Barry Leiba.