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Re: a cute hack: repos history as iCalendar

From: Bruce Elrick <bruce_at_elrick.ca>
Date: 2004-11-08 06:51:16 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> On Nov 7, 2004, at 4:11 PM, Russell E Glaue wrote:
>> We have dav_svn module, what about dav_svn_ical module which allows
>> us to browse the events with an iCal compatible client like Apple iCal.
> I'm not sure what it means to "browse" calendar data over the
> internet. Certainly, a CGI program could respond to an http GET
> request by reading a repository and returning iCalendar data in the
> GET response body. Is that what you mean? Or are you talking about
> something more complex?
In my experience with Mozilla/Firefox/Sunbird and mod_dav, your calendar
program keeps a local copy of the entire calendar and can get updates
via DAV. I don't know whether it is a delta.

The options dialogue for Sunbird has the following text anotating the
"Publish changes automatically?" option: "For remote calendars, this
will download a new version before you add, edit, or delete an event.
It will then perform your action, and upload the new file to the server."

Also, for remote calendars, there is the context-menu item allowing you
to refresh remote calendars.

The there are about 150 bytes per calendar event, I believe.


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