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Re: RDF Calendar todo list

From: Michael Arick <marick@cse.ucsc.edu>
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2001 15:40:43 -0700
Message-ID: <3B40F86B.6060202@cse.ucsc.edu>
To: RDF Calendar <www-rdf-calendar@w3.org>
Good to see so many people looking at the issues!

I am working on the following as we speak:

>* find a permanent home for the namespaces themselves
I was thinking that we could use some kind of purl address.  But first, 
we need
a good name.  HybridCal seems a bit temporary.

What about RisNiCal?  (RisNiCal is not ICal)

I'm no naming genius.  Anybody else want to take a stab?

>3. Documentation and examples
>* write up the reasoning behind the choices we made in the RDF schema
Yes, this is going to be essential.   Is  it even possible to do this 
before we are satisfied with the schema?  i.e. I think there are still 
open issues, yes?  And I mean besides simple data-types.  Just off the 
top of my head:

- Is a VCalendar an rdf:Resource or an rdf:Bag?  I think it should be a 
bag (with events, etc) in it.  That's how I have set-up my version of 
the schema, but it seems to be different from Libby's.
- The "*-CHOICE" issue (for example CLASSIFICATION-CHOICE): I'm not 
satisfied witht he way it is now.  It seems like a kludge, and it makes 
writing code for it difficult.  

I think we need a white-board to write these "little" issues down and 
really hash through them.  Perhaps a sourceforge account is needed?

>* write some implementations
Ok, so this is the front I'm working on.  At present, I have written up 
a small (<1000 lines) pre-alpha quality java library (using 
http://hake.stanford.edu/~melnik/rdf/api.html ) to translate between 
iCalendar and HybridCal.  I intend to release the source code once I'm 
happy with it (but feel free to ask me if you want an advanced peek).

Additionally, I'm starting work on a patch to GnomeCalendar that will 
make it
store it's data in HybridCal.  

-Michael Arick
Received on Monday, 2 July 2001 18:38:56 UTC

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