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RE: iCal

From: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 05:04:14 -0700
Message-ID: <4F4182C71C1FDD4BA0937A7EB7B8B4C10662C499@red-msg-08.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>, <uri@w3.org>

I didn't see the link?  As far as I know, Apple supports iCalendar RFC
2445, which is also supported in MS Outlook and undoubtedly many other
clients.. 

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2445.txt

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Nottingham [mailto:mnot@mnot.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 9:58 PM
> To: uri@w3.org
> 
> 
> Apple's iCal [1] allows you to publish calendars (using the iCal
format)
> to Web servers and later retrieve them, using WebDAV*. However, they
use a
> non-HTTP URI scheme to denote a calendar - 'webcal'.
> 
> Is this new, and if so, can pressure be put upon the Apple W3C folks?
This
> is not a small abuse; I fear 'gif' and 'html' URI schemes will be
close
> behind if we're not careful.
> 
> * They claim it requires WebDAV, but I was able to successfully
publish my
> calendar to a server that only supports PUT (as any REAL Web server
> should). I don't have data yet as to whether they excercise anything
else
> in DAV...
> 
> 
> --
> Mark Nottingham
Received on Wednesday, 11 September 2002 08:04:16 UTC

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