[uf-discuss] Google at it again

Mark Pilgrim pilgrim at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 07:45:38 PDT 2006

On 4/13/06, Scott Reynen <scott at randomchaos.com> wrote:
> On Apr 13, 2006, at 8:37 AM, Mark Pilgrim wrote:
> > I'd bet microformats were not a top priority for their initial release
> > of Gcal, but that doesn't mean they can't add it later.
> Can't we add it ourselves?  I'm assuming the events are being
> submitted via an AJAX call and authenticated via sessions (though I
> haven't yet been able to verify this in the 2000 lines of obfuscated
> JavaScript).  If that's the case, it should be possible for a
> bookmarklet/Greasemonkey script/Google toolbar patch to parse vevents
> on a page and insert working 'Add to Google calendar' buttons near
> each found.

I will donate a free copy of "Greasemonkey Hacks" to the first person
to write a Greasemonkey script that

* adds a "remind me with Google Calendar" button (
http://www.google.com/googlecalendar/event_publisher_guide.html ) next
to any event described in hCal, mapping the appropriate VEVENT
parameters to GCal parameters;
* works entirely on the client (i.e. doesn't require a call to a
hosted X2V service);
* is released under the GNU GPL or a GPL-compatible open source license.


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