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Re: Linking to an event from FOAF

From: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 20:32:27 +0100 (BST)
To: Vinay Pawar <zoyd@gmx.net>
Cc: www-rdf-calendar@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.58.0309292025020.8145@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

thanks for sending this Vinar.

the ical:url proposal is interesting.

RFC 2445 says

[[ Uniform Resource Locator

   Property Name: URL

   Purpose: This property defines a Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
   associated with the iCalendar object.


   Description: This property may be used in a calendar component to
   convey a location where a more dynamic rendition of the calendar
   information associated with the calendar component can be found.

so that's actually more like your seealso property - i.e. a more up
to date version (as I interpret it anyway).

I think the uid is important, as it allows you to point to a specific
event (not a calendar) and many events will not necessarily have a
homepage. However this only works if there is already an event
description with a url somewhere that's 'authoritiative' somehow. There
may not be such a thing, or you might create one first and then the
conference does, so you might get people linking to yours and not the
conference's one, and so on.

I think combining foaf and RDFical is well worth persuing though I'm not
sure what the right answer is.

see also:


On Mon, 29 Sep 2003, Vinay Pawar wrote:

> Hi,
> At #rdfig we were trying to find out a way to link to
> a particular event from a FOAF file. In no time Libby had
> this example:
>   http://swordfish.rdfweb.org/discovery/2003/09/foafcal/foafattend.rdf
> That seems great for birthday parties. But a conference would
> most probably have it's own RDF calendar published.
> Following is what I'm suggesting:
> <ical:Vevent>
>   <ical:attendee rdf:nodeID="me"/>
>   <rdfs:seeAlso rdf:resource="http://www2004.org/calendar/events.rdf"/>
>   <ical:uid>0a780655c6a8437d62b02cf24e0381837b870963</ical:uid>
>   <ical:summary>www2004</ical:summary>
>   <ical:url rdf:resource="http://www2004.org"/>
> </ical:Vevent>
> Here ical:uid is used to point to an event within events.rdf. And
> ical:url is used instead of foaf:homepage, because it seems more
> appropriate.
> Comments?
> Thanks,
> Vinay
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