[uf-discuss] hCalendar listings for complex/irregular recurring events

Jonathan Schofield js at watershedcreative.com
Fri May 11 09:00:05 PDT 2007

I'm trying to figure out how best to marry economy of data input with 
the ideals of hCalendar output...

Consider a theatrical production that runs across several weeks. It 
shows on most, but not all days of the week. On those days when it does 
show, it runs twice a day: from 11am to 1pm, and from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.

Or consider a show that runs everyday for three weeks, except for one or 
two specific days when the cast takes a break to recharge.

What's the best approach to these kinds of scenarios? Is it simply to 
regard each and every production as an event in its own right and so, in 
the case of 29 performances of the same show, to enter it as 29 separate 

 From the final paragraph under Recurring Events ( 
http://microformats.org/wiki/hcalendar-brainstorming#Recurring_Events ), 
I'm guessing the answer is 'yes'!

But if anyone has some better thoughts they would be much appreciated.

Jonathan Schofield

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