[standards-jig] Calendaring in Jabber

Jim Ray JRay at jabber.com
Thu May 16 19:43:52 UTC 2002

Sorry for the double post, but I thought that maybe some subrscribes to JDEV
and not standards-jig would like to be involved.

I have recently begun compiling the information necessary and writing a JEP
on Calendaring in Jabber.  This is just a quick email to open the discussion
before I find out that I'm totally in left field. 

At present, what I have is based on the work being done by the Calendar and
Scheduling IETF Workgroup[1]. Mostly focusing around the iCalendar RFC[2],
xCal draft(iCalendar in XML)[3], iTIP RFC[4], CAP draft[5].  There is also a
Guide to Internet Calendaring[6], written by members of the CalSch working
group, that goes over the basics.

Some of these docs are very long and tedious reading.  But I will be posting
a brief primer on some of the lingo for calendaring soon.  I will also have
a preliminary draft available very soon.  

But the basics of what I am trying to accomplish is using xCal to be the
user to user communications and a modification to CAP as the user to
calendar store(server) communication.  The reasons behind modifying CAP are
mostly due to CAP's use of BEEP as the transport layer.  Some of this will
be more clear when I make the documents available soon.  

If any one would like to be involved in the creation of this JEP, please
send me an e-mail or reply to the list.  

[1] http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/calsch-charter.html
[2] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2445.txt
[3] http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-calsch-many-xcal-01.txt
[4] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2446.txt
[5] http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-calsch-cap-07.txt

Jim Ray

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