Re: problem with kaddressbook
- From: Jack <ostroffjh sbcglobal net>
- To: balsa-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: problem with kaddressbook
- Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2009 19:44:23 -0400
On 2009.09.04 18:29, Peter Bloomfield wrote:
On 09/03/2009 04:11:54 PM Thu, Jack wrote:
I've pointed Balsa to my kaddressbook std.vcf file. When I open the
file through one of the KDE apps, I see dozens of entries. When I
open the address book in Balsa, I only see three names. I finally
tracked it down that Balsa only shows those names with a
EMAIL;TYPE=PREF:name host line. Most of my entries have only an
EMAIL:name host The PREF is only there for names that have two
Should Balsa show names with only a single EMAIL entry, or was this
a problem when kaddressbook imported the original vcards, which were
originally exported from Outlook?
Is my best fix just to manually add ";TYPE=PREF" to the other EMAIL
It looks like a bug in Balsa's vCard address book code. It looks for:
evidently based on the assumption that all EMAIL lines have
";TYPE=...:" qualifiers. I can't find any authority that requires
them, and RFC-242  makes it clear that they are optional, with
TYPE=INTERNET as the default, so perhaps Balsa should be more
 <URL:http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2426.html> "defines the profile
of the MIME Content-Type [MIME-DIR] for directory information for a
white-pages person object, based on a vCard electronic business
card.", which doesn't define what an address book should contain, but
may be as close to a definition as we'll find...
Thanks. I agree that just dropping the semi-colon from the match
should work. It may take me a bit of time to figure out how to apply
the patch within the gentoo build framework, but I know I'll get it
eventually, and I'll let you know how it works.
Should this be formally filed as a bug anywhere?
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