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RFC 6350, "vCard Format Specification", August 2011

Source of RFC: vcarddav (app)

Errata ID: 4901

Status: Reported
Type: Technical

Reported By: Rick van Rein
Date Reported: 2017-01-10

Section 10.1 says:

   IANA has registered the following Media Type (in
   <http://www.iana.org/>) and marked the text/directory Media Type as
   DEPRECATED.

...

      In addition, the following media types are known to have been used
      to refer to vCard data.  They should be considered deprecated in
      favor of text/vcard.

      *  text/directory
      *  text/directory; profile=vcard
      *  text/x-vcard

It should say:

   IANA has registered the following Media Type (in
   <http://www.iana.org/>).

...

      In addition, the following media types are known to have been used
      to refer to vCard data.  They should be considered deprecated in
      favor of text/vcard.

      *  text/directory
      *  text/directory; profile=vcard
      *  text/x-vcard

Notes:

The first section needs correction, I quoted the second without change because I believe it carries the true intention; this looks like a mix-up of language between author and IANA.

This is a specification of media type for the vCard data format. Once vCards were carried along with the text/directory media type, and that _use_ is to be deprecated, but not the _entire_ media type. This media type applies to a completely different topic, namely LDAP, and it can't be right that a (former) usage of this media type leads to its retraction.

I posted this with IANA too, correspondence with them should use [IANA #944546] in the subject header.

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