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Submission request to W3C (W3C Team Comment)

Submission request to W3C

We, W3C member IPR Systems Pty Ltd, hereby submit to the Consortium the following specification, comprising the following document attached hereto:

Representing vCard Objects in RDF/XML

which is referred to as "the submission" or the "vCard RDF/XML Specification". We request the submission be known as the vCard RDF/XML submission.


This submission specifies a Resource Description Format (RDF) expression that corresponds to the vCard electronic business card profile defined by RFC 2425. This submission provides equivalent functionality to the standard format defined by vCard Version 3.0. The motivation is to enable the description of persons (using the existing semantics of vCard) and to encode these in RDF/XML.

Please note that an XML Namespace is defined in this submission. W3C may wish to review it to be consistent with the W3C policy on XML Namespaces.

Intellectual Property Rights

IPR System's does not claim any Intellectual Property Rights over this submission if published by W3C as a Note.


No known registered marks are refered to in this request or the submission.


The submission may distributed within the membership of the W3C free of any fee. The submission may also be distributed publicly free of any fee under the redistribution terms expressed in the W3C copyright statement


There are no known licensable technologies involved in any third party implementations of the technology specified in this submission

Suggested action

We suggest that this submission be made available to any implementors of systems requiring the consistent encoding of vCard objects in RDF/XML.


No known resources are required for this submission

Change control

Should any changes be required to the vCard RDF/XML Specification, we would expect future versions to be produced and resumbitted to W3C.


Inquiries from the public or press about this submission should be directed to:

Renato Iannella
Chief Scientist
IPR Systems Pty Ltd
Phone +61 7 3848 4958


This 2nd day of February, 2001
By: Renato Iannella
W3C AC representative
IPR Systems Pty Ltd
Phone: +61 7 3848 4958