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[Inf-IT DAVcl] regarding merging of IMPP data


Hi,
I just noticed that something funny is going on with the IM ID data of my contacts - namely, yahoo messenger IDs (but not Skype ones) are all appearing twice in CardDavMate. The origin of this can be traced back to CardDav-Sync from my Galaxy S2: it sends every IM ID not in one but two different "encodings", like so:

X-YAHOO:this_id
IMPP;X-SERVICE-TYPE=yahoo:ymsgr:this_id
X-SKYPE:that_id
IMPP;X-SERVICE-TYPE=skype:skype:that_id

While it certainly can be argued that this is not exactly good practice (RFC4770 that defines the IMPP syntax says nothing about allowing or prohibiting the alternative notation in parallel - strictly speaking CardDavMate being entitled to interpret this as FOUR individual IDs), I think we can safely say it's reasonable to merge any number of instances of the same specific protocol AND same exact ID to a single one when presenting it to the user (reducing the above to only two IDs). Especially since this is already happening with Skype - but not with Yahoo. Could this be implemented as proposed?

Regards,
    Attila

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