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Bug 7944 - vCard: agent: avoid power-of-attorney implication
Summary: vCard: agent: avoid power-of-attorney implication
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pre-LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-10-18 09:05 UTC by Nick Levinson
Modified: 2010-10-08 08:15 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Nick Levinson 2009-10-18 09:05:13 UTC
For a vCard, the draft now says an agent is "another person who will act on behalf of the person or organization."

That's too much authority. To prevent being an unintended grant, either of two solutions will work:
--- replace "will act" with "may sometimes act"; or
--- add a sentence analogous to that under the property named class regarding secrecy classification: "This is merely advisory and cannot be considered as binding for agency."

Thank you.

Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2009-10-18 09:40:56 UTC
Please send feedback on the vocabulary to the IETF. This is basically a direct port of the text from RFC2426, which says that AGENT is "another person who will act on behalf of the individual or resource associated with the vCard".