[microformats-discuss] Repeating cal events?

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Mon Aug 1 10:40:31 PDT 2005

On Aug 1, 2005, at 9:32 AM, Tantek Çelik wrote:
> On 8/1/05 3:02 AM, "Brian Suda" <brian.suda at gmail.com> wrote:
>> X2V currently does NOT support rrule because i think it
>> was dropped from the ICAL BASIC spec.
> And the reason it is currently being dropped from iCal-BASIC is  
> because the
> bigger problem with RRULE is that *clients* (calendar user agents)  
> do not
> support it very well.
> E.g. iCal.app has NO support for RRULE AFAIK.

I just exported an iCal file from iCal.app which includes this:


This was an event which was created in iCal.app, so it appears  
there's at least some support.

> I've tested it with several
> samples, and it ignores the repeated instances (only shows first  
> instance
> from dtstart/duration).  I could not find any way in the UI to  
> create a
> repeating event.

Really? I do this all the time.

> Ernie, you originally asked about how to represent repeating events in
> hCalendar, have you had any success with doing so in iCal.app?
> Complete RRULE and RDATE support per RFC2445 would be a great thing  
> to see
> in iCal.app.  And maybe with Mozilla Sunbird, we can get two  
> interoperable
> implementations before iCal-BASIC makes it to RFC.


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