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Property Name

CONTACT

Purpose

This property is used to represent contact information or alternately a reference to contact information associated with the calendar component.

Value Type

TEXT

Property Parameters

IANA, non-standard, alternate text representation, and language property parameters can be specified on this property.

Conformance

This property can be specified in a "VEVENT", "VTODO", "VJOURNAL", or "VFREEBUSY" calendar component.

Description

The property value consists of textual contact information. An alternative representation for the property value can also be specified that refers to a URI pointing to an alternate form, such as a vCard [RFC2426], for the contact information.

Format Definition

This property is defined by the following notation:

 contact    = "CONTACT" contparam ":" text CRLF

 contparam  = *(
            ;
            ; The following are OPTIONAL,
            ; but MUST NOT occur more than once.
            ;
            (";" altrepparam) / (";" languageparam) /
            ;
            ; The following is OPTIONAL,
            ; and MAY occur more than once.
            ;
            (";" other-param)
            ;
            )

Example

The following is an example of this property referencing textual contact information:

 CONTACT:Jim Dolittle\, ABC Industries\, +1-919-555-1234

The following is an example of this property with an alternate representation of an LDAP URI to a directory entry containing the contact information:

 CONTACT;ALTREP="ldap://example.com:6666/o=ABC%20Industries\,
  c=US???(cn=Jim%20Dolittle)":Jim Dolittle\, ABC Industries\,
  +1-919-555-1234

The following is an example of this property with an alternate representation of a MIME body part containing the contact information, such as a vCard [RFC2426] embedded in a text/ directory media type [RFC2425]:

 CONTACT;ALTREP="CID:part3.msg970930T083000SILVER@example.com":
  Jim Dolittle\, ABC Industries\, +1-919-555-1234
The following is an example of this property referencing a network
resource, such as a vCard [RFC2426] object containing the contact
information:

 CONTACT;ALTREP="http://example.com/pdi/jdoe.vcf":Jim
   Dolittle\, ABC Industries\, +1-919-555-1234

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