[uf-discuss] Re: X2V, technorati.com/events/, and MS Outlook 2003

Dimitri Glazkov dimitri.glazkov at gmail.com
Mon Jul 3 10:55:18 PDT 2006

It really helps reading before typing. But alas, typing is so much faster.

Anywho. For those interested, Microsoft Outlook 2003 requires, in
addition to METHOD property, both UID and DTSTAMP for iCal 2.0 events,
as documented here:


Naturally, downgrading to iCal 1.0
(http://www.imc.org/pdi/vcal-10.txt) will result in successful import,
because none of the above restrictions apply.

BTW, what is the latest on figuring out the UID property? I did a
little bit of digging, but didn't find definite resolution.


On 7/3/06, Dimitri Glazkov <dimitri.glazkov at gmail.com> wrote:
> Interesting. It seems that "VERSION: 2.0" in an iCal export result
> makes MS Outlook 2003 fail to import an event, and throw up a somewhat
> insane error message about Lunar vs. Gregorian calendar:
> This error can appear if you have attempted to save a recurring Lunar
> appointment in iCalendar format.
> To avoid this error, set the appointment option to Gregorian instead of Lunar.
> Doh!
> Changing the line field to "VERSION: 1.0" fixes the problem. Just a
> heads up. I am not sure if the VERSION field itself is the root of the
> problem. I'll be digging some more and posting this to
> http://microformats.org/wiki/icalendar-implementations
> :DG<

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