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Re: Fwd: Palm version of schedule

From: Robert Prouse <rprouse@semaview.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 15:36:39 -0500
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To: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>, RDF interest group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

I am a little bit disappointed that the IETF does not provide any 
intelligent forms of data like this.  I guess it is understandable that 
they do not provide RDF iCalendar data since there are no calendar 
applications that can use or produce it (at least until we release our 
product to the public ;) but they could have at least linked to an 
iCalendar ICS file that could be imported into several applications.

I would have hoped that the IETF would have been on the cutting edge by 
demonstrating how technology could be used.  Wouldn't it be nice to be able 
to subscribe to a calendar for a series of meetings like this, have it 
appear in your desktop calendaring software, sync with hand-held devices 
and have the events searchable from web search engines?  We are one of 
several organizations working on this, but it doesn't do any of us much 
good if people continue to present their information in flat HTML 
pages.  The IETF should be setting the example, much like W3C does with the 
RDF describing their pages and the RSS feeds of many of their pages.

If anyone wants to produce an RDF representation of the IETF schedule, 
publish it for others and even sync it with their Palm, head over to 
http://www.sherpasuite.com/ and sign up as a beta tester.  Also, send me an 
email to let me know you signed up so that I can make sure you get in.

Rob Prouse
Senior Software Architect

At 04:07 PM 03/11/2003 +0000, Graham Klyne wrote:

>This question came up on the IETF mailing list.  It seems to me a natural 
>territory for RDF applications.  Any ideas?
>>Has anyone out there worked out how to get the IETF schedule
>>into your Palm in some fashion more convenient than just
>>typing it in?
>In this context, "IETF schedule" means the schedule for the next IETF 
>meeting; cf.  http://www.ietf.org/meetings/agenda_58.html
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