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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
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(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, 
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-calendar/
 - 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
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-calendar/2001May/0038.html
 - 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
http://swordfish.rdfweb.org/discovery/2001/05/xmlecal/
Maybe that demo could be tweaked to show the events output in RSS too?

cheers,

Dan

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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