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RE: representing scheduled events

From: Charles F. Munat <chas@munat.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 15:56:55 -0700
To: <www-rdf-calendar@w3.org>
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I'm wondering how we can represent scheduled events without having some
notion of a calendar involved. And if a calendar is involved, my question
is, Which one? Are we just assuming that this will be based on the Gregorian
calendar? An event occurring "every Tuesday" does not make much sense unless
the software knows what "Tuesday" means.

Forgive me if I seem a little dense. I'm still a bit unclear on exactly what
this RDF calendar is supposed to do. I've read a variety of suggestions, but
have seen no simple synopsis. Does anyone have a link to a synopsis or a
list of goals? Is there a "home page" for the calendaring effort?

Also, if a calendar is part of this, what about using something like the
modified Julian day number as the base and then converting to Gregorian,
Julian, Chinese, Indian, etc. as necessary?

Or am I misunderstanding this entirely?

Charles F. Munat
Seattle, Washington
Received on Tuesday, 17 April 2001 18:59:00 UTC

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