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notes about calendaring from Hugo Haas

From: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 22:23:54 +0000 (GMT)
To: www-rdf-calendar@w3.org
cc: hugo@w3.org, connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0303052212580.24459-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>


I had a chat with Hugo Haas from W3C about his calendaring needs. He
very kindly allowed me to post the notes from our discussions here, as
he raises a number of interesting problems, very relevant to the
application of the work at http://www.w3.org/2002/12/cal/.

Libby

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notes from Hugo.


problem 1: managing W3C events data

Hugo creates events entries in xhtml
	on the working group page
	the activity page
	and the w3c calendar

These are not in a database - each one is written by hand. You have to
email a list to add to the w3c events. Recently, a read-only icalendar
version of W3C level is available.

Hugo would like to be able to input once (somewhere) and have the events
be made available appropriately to different pages; so if a wg event
appropriate for the activity page then it should also show up there.

--suggestion - try something like
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/events/
which uses xslt to scrape RDf from structured XHTML.
Hugo suggests I talk to Ryan at W3C, who has markup for embedding
semantics in XHTML.

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problem 2: syncing repeating data with a palm from an html page.

Hugo has palm datebook 5 (tz) and a home scheduling page, password
protected to team. Contains regular meetings (repeating ones) but also
theings like 'scheduling', some of  which don't really need to go on the
palm for example, but are useful for telling other people.

Hugo fround perl pdb parsing code very difficult to use - especially
the repeating events processing - generatigng the individual events
from a icalendar repeating query. However, Bert Bos at W3C has done this
latter with the C library for iCalendar, and also has code to produce
xhtml from icalendar using the same libraries.

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could try Dan Connolly's RDF to palm code (Palmagent), although this
does not use the new vocab (http://www.w3.org/2002/12/cal/)

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problem 3: syncing travel data with the palm

This is the problem that takes the most time, and is the most annoying.
Curretly Hugo manages his travel as text on a webpage, hotels and
flights, team accessible. He would like to have all this in his palm.

--
Dan Connolly has been doing this
http://www.w3.org/2003/03dc-bos/

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What next?

Hugo offers to be a volunteer for calendar apps, and report back is we
suggest things and give him a hand.

He found the websites(s) confusing - which was up to date etc, and how
it could help him. (maybe put references to the new stuff on older
schemas?)

Worked-through example of palmagent or Dan Connolly's travel code -
on irc?
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