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Re: iCal

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 08:14:10 -0700
Message-ID: <04c501c25a6f$0c2c6160$790ba8c0@mnotlaptop>
To: <uri@w3.org>

For examples of the scheme's use, see:
  http://www.apple.com/ical/library/
(links with text "subscribe")


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>
To: "Joshua Allen" <joshuaa@microsoft.com>; <uri@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 9:00 AM
Subject: Re: iCal


>
> OOps...
>
> http://www.apple.com/ical/
>
> I believe it does support iCalendar, judging from its publication
format.
>
> I know that Outlook/Exchange utilizes iCalendar, but AFAIK they use a
> proprietary protocol to publish calendars and integrate with e-mail
> (please correct me where I'm wrong), whereby iCal is using HTTP/WebDAV
and
> (unfortunately) URI schemes (instead of media types), respectively. As a
> result, I don't think they'll interoperate in many cases (i.e., I can't
> use iCal instead of Outlook to keep up with my corporate calendar
> solution).
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joshua Allen" <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
> To: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>; <uri@w3.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 5:04 AM
> Subject: RE: iCal
>
>
> 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
>
>
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