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Re: a syntactic approach to RDF/ical interchange

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 24 Jul 2002 17:11:50 -0500
To: Gary Frederick <gary.frederick@jsoft.com>
Cc: www-rdf-calendar@w3.org, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1027548711.11000.295.camel@dirk>

On Wed, 2002-07-24 at 07:29, Gary Frederick wrote:
> I was planning on saying what I'm doing, perhaps now is the time. :-)
> 
> I use xCal to generate web pages. That's the xml version of iCalendar 
> and will perhaps someday be a standard. :-) I have some tools I use to 
> go from iCal to xCal and back that are mentioned here:
>  
> http://whiteboard.openoffice.org/servlets/ReadMsg?msgId=360121&listName=groupware
> The tools are not pretty, they let me test. They do provide a round trip 
> from iCal to xCal and back.

Cool... I just grabbed

  http://www.jsoft.com/Gary/calendar/xCalTest.tar.gz

and started looking it over.

> I'm working on getting calendar data into OpenOffice.org's spreadsheet 
> and word processor. OOo provides filters to import/export xml. I have 
> set up filters that work with xCal.
> 
> I have also worked a bit with Mozilla's calendar and intend to modify it 
> to use calendar data from a mozilla datasource. Those datasources are 
> rdf.

Aha! That looks like a particularly tasty connection to exploit.

> I did a little poking around and think I can come up with a 
> datasource that uses rdf to do the stuff that mozilla needs to have a 
> claendar datasource and have the datasource use both xCal and rdf to 
> model that calendar data. I will then take the rdf/xCal back to OOo and 
> propose they use it when they build groupware tools.
> 
> I'm going to look at Dan's ics to rdf - icaltordf.pl.
>    and all the other stuff mentioned
>      in my spare time :-)

Likewise.

> I have some ics files. I'll make them available.

I look forward to it.

> 
> and
> 
> I'm the groupware project lead at OOo. If anyone wants to help get Dan's 
> rdf stuff working with OOo, come on down!
>    http://whiteboard.openoffice.org/groupware/index.html
> 
> Gary

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