[standards-jig] base ical question ....
stpeter at jabber.org
Fri May 30 16:23:14 UTC 2003
On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 07:48:25AM -0700, Iain shigeoka wrote:
> On Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at 22:12 US/Pacific, Justin Kirby wrote:
> >The two options are:
> >1) xml-ize ical and friends
> >2) wrap ical and friends in a jabber stanza
> >As with everything there are tradeoffs and I want to seek the
> >community's opinion before I go running down a dark road.
> The two precedents I can see are:
> 1) our (semi-broken) vcard xml-ization
That was an early borrowing from another effort, and predates the JEP
process. I think we would do better now. How much better is another
> 2) the e2e wrappering of CPIM (MIME) in a packet
> My knee jerk reaction is that unless there is a strong standards effort
> around the xml-ized version of ical (xcal or a jsf homebrew version) it
> will turn into the same mess we have with vcard. It's also going to be
> a lot of work to keep the xcal or whatever xml-ized version of ical
> current. So I'd vote to wrap standard ical (so we define the wrapping
> and perhaps some jabber specific extensions to augment the ical data)
> and point to the ical spec for defining the actual calendar data
My feeling is that it would be nice to use xcal, but that effort seems
to be on hold. Perhaps the best thing would be to re-ignite xcal?
Also, this comes down to requirements. Are we doing a new calendaring
system on top of XMPP? What will these calendaring applications look
like -- standalone? built into existing Jabber clients? a little of
both? This is a new application area for the Jabber community, which
means we need to put some thought into how we proceed, I think. We might
even want to form a JIG devoted to it.
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