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RFC 6350, "vCard Format Specification", August 2011

Note: This RFC has been updated by RFC 6868, RFC 9554, RFC 9555

Source of RFC: vcarddav (app)

Errata ID: 7061
Status: Reported
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Ken Murchison
Date Reported: 2022-07-29

Section 8 says:


It should say:



While the given TYPE parameters are grammatically correct, in their current form they don't portray what I believe to be the intent of the example. In their current form, both TYPE parameters have just a single value because of the quoting. Since TYPE can be multi-valued, I believe the intent of the example was for these parameters to have 3 and 5 values respectively which is accomplished by the corrected text.

Unfortunately, even though examples are only informative (the ABNF is always normative), the mistake in the example has led to implementations in the wild that perform the same quoting but also assume that the parameter should be treated as multi-valued.

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