Declaring a new folder type and format for Horde preferences

Gunnar Wrobel wrobel at
Thu Mar 13 08:36:12 CET 2008

Additional folder type

In addition to the <type>s defined in

Horde now allows the type "prefs".

Format Of Preferences

The mimetype for preferences is "application/x-vnd.kolab.prefs". This
is the specification of the body contents:

        <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
        <prefs version="1.0">
          <!-- Common fields -->
          <uid>(string, no default)</uid>
          <body>(string, default empty)</body>
          <categories>(string, default empty)</categories>
          <creation-date>(datetime, no default)</creation-date>
          <last-modification-date>(datetime, no default)</last-modification-date>
          <sensitivity>(string, default public)</sensitivity>
          {<inline-attachment>(string, no default)</inline-attachment>}
          {<link-attachment>(string, no default)</link-attachment>}
          <product-id>(string, default empty)</product-id>
          <!-- Preferences specific fields -->
          <prefs>(string, default empty)</prefs>


for the description of the common fields.

There can be any number of "prefs" elements. Each client is free to
choose the desired format within these fields as appropriate.


This is an example object from Horde:

<?xml version=3D"1.0"?>
<prefs version=3D"1.0">

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