[uf-discuss] hCalendar scope

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Tue Jun 6 12:32:17 PDT 2006

On Jun 6, 2006, at 11:19 AM, Hans Gerwitz wrote:

> Alright, I'm giving in to the hegemony and will adopt vevent for  
> all calendar use cases.  My sample content <http://hans.gerwitz.com/ 
> 2006/06/01/she-said-yes.html> has been adjusted and the various  
> parsers all like it, now.
> What drove this decision is a consideration of the iCalendar- 
> hCalendar impedance mismatch.  VJOURNAL is not the only component  
> not represented in hCalendar; VTODO and VFREEBUSY are also  
> unaccounted for (in the ecosystem, at least.  Only Mark Mansour's  
> parser accounts for non-event components).
> So, I'd like to propose the VEVENT-centric scope of hCalendar be  
> formalized:
> - Ryan's "remove vjournal" to-do item should be expanded to include  
> vtodo and vfreebusy, and executed to prevent others falling into  
> the trap I did.

Actually, I'm not convinced that these need to disappear– the reason  
they aren't described yet is that no one (besides Mark) has spent any  
time on them. If you'd like to work on them, I'd certainly help pull  
together the notes I have on them.

> - References to iCalendar (especially "1:1 representation" of RFC  
> 2445!) in wiki/hcalendar should be re-worded to specify that only  
> the VEVENT component is mapped.
> I'd be happy to handle the wikicleanup if there is a consensus.  Is  
> there a voting process here?

Nah, its by consensus.


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