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RE: vCard3.0 and vCal2.0
Were you able to find out the difference between vCal 1.0 and cCal 2.0?
Are these compatible or competing standards with icalendar?
From: Jenny Christy [mailto:jenny_christy@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 9:53 AM
To: Chris Page; Priyantha
Cc: Jenny Christy; imc-vcalendar@xxxxxxx; imc-vcard@xxxxxxx
Subject: Re: vCard3.0 and vCal2.0
Thx Chris and Priyantha,
Thx for ur suggestion and help.
One question is still there.
what is difference bet vCal 1.0 and vCal 2.0???
--- Chris Page <page@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Friday, August 16, 2002, at 02:12 AM, Priyantha
> > The CHARSET tag is very usefull in Multilanguage
> > developments...
> But it has been eliminated in vCard 3, which is
> really meant for
> embedding in MIME, where the MIME Content header
> provides the
> character encoding. Unfortunately, the standard
> doesn't define any
> particular file format. If you just put a vCard into
> a file and
> give it a "vcf" extension, there's no way to know
> the encoding for
> The best you can hope for is to use a heuristic to
> guess. Most
> existing vCards were written by a Windows program
> that uses the
> default Windows encoding, and a lot of readers
> expect this, so
> unfortunately a lot of the vCard writers out there
> are oblivious to
> this fact (even with vCard 2, they often omitted the
> CHARSET tag).
> I recommend that everyone begin writing vCard files
> using Unicode
> UTF-16. It is then fairly safe to assume that if you
> see a byte
> order mark, or the VCARD header with zeroes every
> other byte, then
> it's Unicode.
> The standard really needs to be extended with a
> definition for one
> or more file formats, probably with new file
> extensions (and file
> types for HFS volumes) to eliminate conflicts with
> existing files.
> Chris Page - Mac OS Lead, Palm Desktop - Palm, Inc.
> The most likely way for the world to be destroyed,
> most experts agree,
> is by accident. That's where we come in; we're
> computer professionals.
> We cause accidents. --
> Nathaniel Borenstein
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