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RE: iCal

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@greenbytes.de>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 17:26:42 +0200
To: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>, <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCAEGOFFAA.julian.reschke@greenbytes.de>

Very strange.

After replacing webcal: by http:, i can GET a vCalender entity.

So what the hell is this URI scheme supposed to do what http: doesn't?

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: uri-request@w3.org [mailto:uri-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Mark
> Nottingham
> Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 5:14 PM
> To: uri@w3.org
> Subject: Re: iCal
>
>
>
> For examples of the scheme's use, see:
>   http://www.apple.com/ical/library/
> (links with text "subscribe")
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>
> To: "Joshua Allen" <joshuaa@microsoft.com>; <uri@w3.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 9:00 AM
> Subject: Re: iCal
>
>
> >
> > OOps...
> >
> > http://www.apple.com/ical/
> >
> > I believe it does support iCalendar, judging from its publication
> format.
> >
> > I know that Outlook/Exchange utilizes iCalendar, but AFAIK they use a
> > proprietary protocol to publish calendars and integrate with e-mail
> > (please correct me where I'm wrong), whereby iCal is using HTTP/WebDAV
> and
> > (unfortunately) URI schemes (instead of media types), respectively. As a
> > result, I don't think they'll interoperate in many cases (i.e., I can't
> > use iCal instead of Outlook to keep up with my corporate calendar
> > solution).
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Joshua Allen" <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
> > To: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>; <uri@w3.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 5:04 AM
> > Subject: RE: iCal
> >
> >
> > I didn't see the link?  As far as I know, Apple supports iCalendar RFC
> > 2445, which is also supported in MS Outlook and undoubtedly many other
> > clients..
> >
> > http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2445.txt
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Mark Nottingham [mailto:mnot@mnot.net]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 9:58 PM
> > > To: uri@w3.org
> > >
> > >
> > > Apple's iCal [1] allows you to publish calendars (using the iCal
> > format)
> > > to Web servers and later retrieve them, using WebDAV*. However, they
> > use a
> > > non-HTTP URI scheme to denote a calendar - 'webcal'.
> > >
> > > Is this new, and if so, can pressure be put upon the Apple W3C folks?
> > This
> > > is not a small abuse; I fear 'gif' and 'html' URI schemes will be
> > close
> > > behind if we're not careful.
> > >
> > > * They claim it requires WebDAV, but I was able to successfully
> > publish my
> > > calendar to a server that only supports PUT (as any REAL Web server
> > > should). I don't have data yet as to whether they excercise anything
> > else
> > > in DAV...
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Mark Nottingham
> >
> >
>
>
>
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