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1.4 Relationship to Protocols and Other Algorithms

This document specifies an algorithm that maps vCard data, as described in [RFC2426], and a Contact object, as described in [MS-OXOCNTC]. This algorithm can be updated and sent by using the protocols described in [MS-OXCMSG] and [MS-OXOMSG].

When used as a contact, vCard data can be embedded as a Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) part in an email message, as described in [RFC2425] and [MS-OXCMAIL].

This document covers versioning issues in the following areas:

  • Structure version: The vCard data format defines a VERSION type, as specified in section 2.1.3.7.9.

  • Localization: The vCard data format defines a SORT-STRING type to define language-specific sorting rules, as specified in section 2.1.3.7.5.

For conceptual background information and overviews of the relationships and interactions between this and other protocols, see [MS-OXPROTO].

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