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Re: A little RSS+events app

From: <par.lannero@metamatrix.se>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 16:16:49 +0200 (CEST)
To: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: www-rdf-calendar@w3.org, <connolly@w3.org>, timbl <timbl@w3.org>, "Jerome.Euzenat" <Jerome.Euzenat@inrialpes.fr>, <greg@skical.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0208211552430.11963-100000@galway.metamatrix.se>

On Fri, 2 Aug 2002, Libby Miller wrote:

> Someone popped up on the mozilla calendar list talking about RSS and
> events
> 
> http://groups.google.com/groups?dq=&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&safe=off&threadm=Pine.GSO.4.44.0208010806570.13022-100000%40mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk&prev=/groups%3Fhl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26safe%3Doff%26group%3Dnetscape.public.mozilla.calendar
> 
> so any RSS+events feeds people know of would be useful to try and get
> them interested. Mozilla has RDF stuff in it, and can also manage your
> gpg passphrase, so this would be ideal, if we can persuade them.

If you need some real life calendar data in RSS+events format you may use 
this script which I just published:

http://www.stockholmtown.com/events/skical/skicalrss.asp?date1=2002-09-02&date2=2002-09-11

The feed is from the official tourist office of Stockholm, and cover 
cultural and business events in the swedish capital. It is probably the 
largest events database in Sweden, constantly containing several thousand 
upcoming events.

The export takes three cgi parameters:
Name    sample value    meaning
-------------------------------------------------------------------
since   2002-08-30      get events registered or updated in the 
                        database since august 30 2002.
date1   2002-09-02      get events beginning on the second of 
                        september 2002 or later
date2   2002-09-11      get events beginning on the eleventh of
                        september 2002 or later
       
For a useful view of the feed, use Libby Miller's RSS-cal-viewer at

http://swordfish.rdfweb.org/discovery/2002/05/rsscal/

As a sample, here is a direct link to the events happening between 
september 2 and 11:

http://swordfish.rdfweb.org/discovery/2002/05/rsscal/calmonth.jsp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stockholmtown.com%2Fevents%2Fskical%2Fskicalrss.asp%3Fdate1%3D2002-09-02%26date2%3D2002-09-11&date=2002-09-09&mbox=mailto%3Alibby.miller@bristol.ac.uk&rdfweburl=http%3A%2F%2Fswordfish.rdfweb.org%2Fpeople%2Flibby%2Frdfweb%2Fwebwho.xrdf

In addition to the RSS events module, the feed contains tags from the 
SKiCal namespace (see http://www.skical.org/).


Summer greetings from a sunny and warm Stockholm
/P酺 Lanner


PS. Thanks to Stockholm Visitors Board for allowing us to use 
their copyrighted content for RSS and SKiCal development.
Received on Wednesday, 21 August 2002 10:17:02 GMT

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