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RE: Lunisolar on Icalendar, Vcalendar, Vcal

From: Suresh Chitturi <schitturi@rim.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 16:01:20 -0500
Message-ID: <D37CC1B151BD57489F4F89609F168FE804D9C053@XCH01DFW.rim.net>
To: "Robin Berjon" <robin@robineko.com>, <richard.tibbett@orange-ftgroup.com>
Cc: <dom@w3.org>, <chan@etri.re.kr>, <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Hi all,

I too believe that coming up with a data model that can support multiple
regional calendaring systems will not be trivial. 

If we are doing this feasibility, I'd like to throw in a couple of India
calendar systems [1], [2] as well to the mix:)

Generally what I've see is that there are tools/systems in place that
can translate the regional calendars to/from the Gregorian calendar
formats, so just focusing on the Gregorian system should suffice for our
requirements, with a simple indicator/'scale' property proposed by

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_national_calendar

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_calendar



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To: <richard.tibbett@orange-ftgroup.com>
Cc: dom@w3.org; chan@etri.re.kr; public-device-apis@w3.org
Subject: Re: Lunisolar on Icalendar, Vcalendar, Vcal

On Mar 19, 2010, at 11:49 , <richard.tibbett@orange-ftgroup.com>
<richard.tibbett@orange-ftgroup.com> wrote:
> What I'm pushing back on is doing something unprecedented across
Calendaring Formats/Systems. I'd like to see this issue picked up in
iCalendar/CalDAV/vCard/etc and then let it naturally 'bubble' to our

I think that that is well understood, and I don't believe that anyone in
the group wants to reinvent calendaring. However our core mission
includes addressing internationalisation right, and if no one has done
it before then we might just have to break new ground. Like
accessibility, I18N is non-negotiable.

I'll talk to the I18N WG and see what they say, as per my action.

Robin Berjon
  robineko - hired gun, higher standards

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