IETF Internet Draft: iCalendar XML Representation
iCalendar XML Representation: Initial Internet Draft
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 23:36:53 +0000 From: Steven Lees <Steven.Lees@microsoft.com> To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: New iCalendar XML format draft Message-ID: <854B3F17B7AF524E9E6CB4A9004F8C6C1197831C@tk5ex14mbxc105.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Last week Cyrus Daboo, Mike Douglas and I submitted an Internet Draft that specifies an XML format for iCalendar. The draft was developed by the XML technical committee in CalConnect (http://calconnect.org), with input from representatives from Sun, RPI, Apple, Microsoft, and others.
The draft is here:
As you probably know, there have been some prior attempts to create an XML iCalendar specification, such as:
There was a consensus among CalConnect members that there is enough use of one-off XML formatted calendar data to make it worth giving this another try.
My question for you all is whether you're interested in working on an XML iCalendar format specification at this time.
There's a vCard XML format draft currently under discussion in the vcarddav group:
and it would be great to develop an iCal XML format at the same time.
I created a sample iCal to XML converter based on our spec on http://xcal.cloudapp.net. When you have a chance, take a look at the draft and try out the converter, and let us know what you think.
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Update: "OASIS Web Services Calendar (WS-Calendar) TC to Create Common Scheduling Standard." — On January 25, 2010 OASIS announced the formation of a new Web Services Calendar (WS-Calendar) Technical Committee, chartered to adapt existing calendaring and scheduling specifications toward development of a "Common Scheduling" standard to define how schedule and event information is passed between and within services. The committee will deliver a specification for creating, retrieving, updating, and deleting calendar events on a schedule. This includes a standard schema and semantics for schedule and interval information for use in other web services. While the initial motivation for WS-Calendar work came from the smart grid domain (schedule and interval for energy transmission and payments), the TC proposers feel that a common scheduling specification for web services would be applicable to a wide range of industry requirements where transactions and business processes depend critically upon scheduling. Time synchronization, schedule alignment, and performance alignment are nearly universal business process concerns, as described in the WS-Calendar TC Charter...
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