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From Johan Kok <j...@messianic.dyndns.org>
Subject Re: Calendaring
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2003 11:41:50 GMT

> Will have to look at the iCal and xCal specs. I was considering 
> storing the data into a database. Selection to be via a calendar based 
> front-end with various display format. However the iCal and xCal 
> options are likely to be able to proivde a solution. First cut in list 
> format is perfect. One can always take that and filter and transform 
> into whatever display format one would like to have.
>
> JK
>
> Marshall Roch wrote:
>
>> Johan Kok wrote:
>>
>>> You're a little ahead of me, as I am also interested in a calendar 
>>> application(s), but in two very different forms. One in the classic 
>>> form displaying days in a month and the other in a timeline format. 
>>> The former is higher on the priority list, with a number of different
>>>  output formats. The initial application is for sports events.
>>
>>
>>
>> Right now, all I need is for it to list the events in order by date,
>> separated into months (which i think is what you refer to as a
>> timeline).  Eventually, it would be cool to generate it in a table
>> format for the current month, but that can't happen until it at least
>> can list the events.
>>
>> What are you looking for for output formats?  I'm thinking about the
>> plain list, month view as a table, iCalendar, and RSS.  Once it's
>> parsed, it shouldn't be hard to make these different formats.
>>
>> By making the iCalendar file public, anyone using Mozilla, iCal,
>> Evolution, Outlook, Palm Desktop, or any of a bunch of other
>> iCalendar-aware programs can "subscribe" to the calendar and have your
>> calendar events automatically added to their calendars.
>>
>>> How and where do you intend to store the calendar information?
>>
>>
>>
>> I will most likely keep it all in the .ics (iCalendar) file that Mozilla
>> and iCal create.  If you make that file accessible through WebDAV, you
>> can make changes right in Mozilla or iCal and it will automatically be
>> uploaded to the site, which leads to your next question.
>>
>>> Do you intend to use staticly published pages, or dynamically 
>>> generated pages? The latter would imply doing a seperate cocoon 
>>> sitemap which may be called from the static forrest pages.
>>
>>
>>
>> I don't know Cocoon well enough to know how hard it will be to do it
>> dynamically, but having both would be nice.  If it's dynamic, changes to
>> the calendar in your program will be reflected on the site immmediately,
>> which I think is cool.
>>
>> -- 
>> Marshall Roch
>>
>>
>>
>


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