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Outlook / Timezones

From: Negar Razbani-Tehrani <nrazba1@gl.umbc.edu>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 05:56:35 -0500 (EST)
To: www-rdf-calendar@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44L.01.0311050549560.22015-100000@linux3.gl.umbc.edu>

I use an outlook calendar at work,so I've been saving events from it in
format, then using your ical2rdf.pl script I've converted them into rdf.
Comparing these rdf files with your sample test files available on:


it seems that I'm missing the tzid tag in dtstart & dtends. I guess I'm
getting a simple string representing local time. Also outlock doesn't
export the VTIMEZONE block that you get from Apple iCal. Neither does it
give the calendar's scale.

I wanted to know if anyone has done any experiments with outlook or not
(besides Tim B.Lee's lookout.py script)? Is there a way to get it to
export the timezone data correctly?

If I wanted to write a script to add the timezone related data into the
rdf files (after the fact), what should I use as a valid format? Can the
test data *.rdf files be used as a model? Where can I get the offsets

And also is the icalendar task force still working on timezone and
discussing its related issues? I have been reading sporadic emails from
the archive list about it here & there, but could anyone summarize the
final decisions made so far w.r.t timezone data? examles would be helpful

The wiki site, the archive list and the w3c RDFCalendar web site have
loads of useful data but sometimes finding what you're looking for can
be tedious.

Received on Wednesday, 5 November 2003 06:13:47 UTC

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