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hCalendar FAQ

This page is for documenting Q&A about hCalendar. If you have a new question to ask, Please consider first asking your question on the microformats irc channel (preferably) or the microformats-discuss list. New questions and answers should be added to the end of the list. If you have a new question but not an answer, please add it to hCalendar issues.

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date and time

Why does my event end a day earlier than I want

Why does my event end a day earlier than I want?

Can I use hyphens and colons in my ISODates

Can I use YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss dates or do I have to use the YYYYMMDDThhmmss format?

Do I have to specify detailed time and timezone information

Do I have to specify detailed time and timezone information?

Why do I have to use a T between the date and time

Why do I have to use a 'T' between the date and time in ISO Dates?

How are recurring events represented

How are recurring events represented? also asked as How do I represent a repeating event in hCalendar?

How do you markup just the year

How does one markup just the year as opposed to an entire date? e.g. to represent age, or discussing "the past year" ?

How do I markup a datetime with timezone

How do I mark-up a date-time with the proper timezone?

location

How do you provide better location data for an event than lat long

Can you provide more precise location data for an hCalendar event such as latitude and longitude? also asked as What is the best way to represent a full address in the Location?

How do you represent the language of a location

How do you represent the language of a LOCATION? - AKA the language parameter.

markup details

Why are the root class names vcalendar and vevent

Why are the root class names "vcalendar" and "vevent" and not "hcalendar"?

Is there an example of hCalendar in a table

Is there an example of hCalendar in a table?

Would acronym for dtstart be just as good as abbr

Would the use of <acronym> for DTSTART be just as good as <abbr>?

What if a browser lacks support for abbr

What happens if a browser doesn't support <abbr>?

styling and display

How do I add styling to a group of events

What do I do if I want to add styling to a group of calendar events, especially if the calendar contains dynamic content?

What if you do not want the calendar to be displayed

What do you do if you don't want the calendar or card to be displayed?

What if you do not want some properties to show up

What if you don't want specific properties to show up?

How do you specify a tooltip on a datetime

If we use <abbr> title for the ISODate, how do we specify a different tooltip?

interactions with other class names

How do I use a class name inside an hCalendar event without it becoming a property

How do I use a class inside when I don't want the element I use it on to be a property of the calendar?

What happens if a class name is used both inside and outside an hCalendar

What happens if the class is used both inside and outside ?

tools

What programs or services convert iCalendar to hCalendar

Are there any programs of services that convert from iCalendar to hCalender?

Why does Outlook not import my ics file

Why won't Outlook import my ics file

When transforming hCalendar to ics should datetimes be converted to UTC

When transforming an hCalendar to a .ics file, do I have to convert the time to UTC?

other calendar formats

How is hCalendar different from xCalendar

How is hCalendar different from xCalendar, i.e. iCalendar XML guidelines submitted as an IETF Internet-Draft?

not supported currently

Is it possible to represent groups of events

Is it possible to represent groups of events? - e.g workshops at a conference.

Related Pages

This specification is a work in progress. As additional aspects are discussed, understood, and written, they will be added. These thoughts, issues, and questions are kept in separate pages.

hcalendar-faq was last modified: Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

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