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Re: [RSS-DEV] Proposal of new RSS 1.0 module for events (meetings, deadlines etc.)

From: Dan Brickley <Daniel.Brickley@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 09:39:15 +0100 (BST)
To: rss-dev@yahoogroups.com
cc: www-rdf-calendar@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0105310927180.9409-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

(I'm crossposting this to the W3C RDF Interest Group's www-rdf-calendar
list, and to the RSS 1.0 list. Please trim followups accordingly; while
on the theme of RSS/syndication meets event description in RDF,
crossposting makes sense. That said, msgs may bounce if you're not on
both lists.)

I just wrote a longer message on this but my mailer crashed and I lost
it. So, long story short:

 - nice work :-)
 - RSS folk meet RDF calendar list, 
 - RDF calendar, meet RSS 1.0 (RDF Site Summary), http://purl.org/rss/1.0/
   The message below proposes an extension 'module' for use in RSS, 
   basically an XML/RDF vocab for describing events. 
 - don't forget SKICal, which does a lot of what's described below
 - we should consider the SKICal in RDF/XML draft as another option for 
   doing event syndication in RSS. See
 - can someone do a compare and constrast? Soren, could you take a look 
   at the above url and summarise any major differences?

Also Libby's msg yesterday gives a bit of background and describes an
implementation based on (or inspired by...) Jonas' translation of SKICal
into RDF. See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-calendar/2001May/0022.html

It's a particularly nice coincidence that you mention the O'Reilly
events webcalendar, since Libby's demo uses some test data from
XML.com's online calendar for XML Europe. See
Maybe that demo could be tweaked to show the events output in RSS too?



On Thu, 31 May 2001 soren@roug.org wrote:

> Have you taken a look at the O'Reilly events webcalendar 
> (http://events.oreilly.com) or the USENIX Calendar of events? 
> (http://www.usenix.org/events/)
> Couldn't We RSS-enable those things, so you can aggregate these 
> channels to your own web-based calendar? Well, We could, but not with 
> core RSS as is, as events have to be sorted on date to be useful.
> I have therefore created a module to deal with events. You can see it 
> at
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rss-dev/files/Modules/Proposed/mod_event
> .html
> I have a small favour to ask you. I would like to hear your opinion. 
> Read the specification and tell me what is unclear, redundant or 
> missing.
> Sincerely yours,
> Soren Roug
> European Environment Agency
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