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RE: Name relationships in vCard 3.0
No, it is not "assumed that the name of the object (a person) is
unique". This would clearly be a wrong assumption. Has Michael
Jackson made any hit singles recently? He has not. I'm referring
to the originator of Jackson Structured Programming. Whom did you
think I meant?
FN and N should describe the same person, but I don't believe there
is anything in vCard that forces a textual equivalence between them.
If I wanted to, I could put "Dubya" in my FN type and something
completely different in the individual fields of my N type (eg "Bush"
and "George" and "W").
Product and Platform Architecture Group
From: owner-imc-vcard@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-imc-vcard@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Germán M. Rivera
Sent: 09 September 2004 09:01
To: 'Jeff Parrish'; imc-vcard@xxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Name relationships in vCard 3.0
As you can see in the RFC, this is the FN type purpose:
"To specify the formatted text corresponding to the name of the object
the vCard represents"
and this is the N type purpose:
"To specify the components of the name of the object the vCard
Of course, it is assumed that the name of the object (a person) is
unique, so these two types should describe the same content.
Hope this helps,
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: owner-imc-vcard@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-imc-vcard@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> nombre de Jeff Parrish
> Enviado el: jueves, 09 de septiembre de 2004 2:36
> Para: imc-vcard@xxxxxxx
> Asunto: Name relationships in vCard 3.0
> What is the relationship between the N: and FN: types. In particular,
> there is nothing I can find in the RFC that explicitly requires the
> contents of these types to match, and both fields are mandatory. Is
> there a reason to allow them to mismatch? If not, the contents of FN:
> need to be generated from the contents of N:, or else the contents of
> the two types may not match (see below)
> FN:Mr. John Q. Public\, Esq.
> Jeff Parrish
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