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Re: a syntactic approach to RDF/ical interchange

From: Gary Frederick <gary.frederick@jsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 18:50:32 -0500
Message-ID: <3D4877C8.1000700@jsoft.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
CC: www-rdf-calendar@w3.org, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>

Dan,

I finally got some time to look further. I have some questions/comments. Should I post here? Anyone object?

For example

The elements in xCal are all lower case.

icaltordf.pl generates 
  <Vcalendar
  <Vevent>
  etc.

You may want to generate
  <vcalendar
  <vevent>

Gary

Dan Connolly wrote:
> 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
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 31 July 2002 19:55:16 GMT

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