[chandler-users] Sending invites from Chandler for recurrence
bkirsch at osafoundation.org
Wed Apr 11 15:12:58 PDT 2007
What I was envisioning is the ability to tell if the current
occurrence differs from the
Master. For example, the rule is every Thursday at 1pm but the mailed
is this Tuesday at 1pm.
In the case illustrated above we would include both the Master Event
the individual Event info.
Geek speak in the mail body would look something like this:
Master Event: QA Staff meeting every Thursday from 1:00 PM PST to
2:00 PM PST
Individual Event: 'QA Staff meeting this Tuesday from 1:00 PM PST to
2:00 PM PST'
I would leave it to Mimi to come up with a better wording but
you get the idea.
If the individual occurrence *does not* differ from the Master Event
no additional Individual Event info would be included.
Does this sound doable?
On Apr 11, 2007, at 11:54 AM, Jeffrey Harris wrote:
> Moving this to the design list...
> The context for the design list is the thread starting at:
> It would take a bit of gymnastics to get the mail code to see the
> current occurrence and use it for the email's body and fetch the whole
> series for ICS and EIM, but it's doable.
> With that said, I want to reiterate that I see sending the selected
> occurrence's details in the email body as problematic. Chandler users
> will see something different from what email users will see, because
> there won't be anything to distinguish the occurrence that was
> when it was sent in EIMML, which is what other Chandlers will read,
> the email body.
> We could get around this by marking the selected occurrence and
> that information in the EIMML when sending it, but then we have to
> figure out how to display that.
> Another approach would be to serialize text for every
> modification. But
> making the concatenated events readable seems a little daunting to me
> (and there could be a lot of events).
> I guess it wouldn't be the end of the world for Chandler users to see
> something different from email recipients (they obviously see
> things now), but... making this sort of change makes me nervous. For
> instance, if we make this change, if I really want the email body of
> what's sent to reflect the first occurrence of a series, I have to go
> find the first occurrence.
> My feeling is that what we have now is less than perfect, but there
> isn't a lot of coherent middle ground between our
> mail-sends-the-whole-series compromise and a full featured system for
> choosing to send a subset of the series.
> Mimi Yin wrote:
>> Oh, I was just suggesting that instead of putting both the Master and
>> the Individual Occurrence's info in the body, we *just* put the
>> Individual occurrence in the body, since that's what the user sees
>> they hit Send.
>> Relevant KIND-COMBINATIONS
>> + Recurring Event
>> + Recurring All-day Event
>> <SENDER> sent you a <KIND-COMBINATION> from Chandler at <DATE SENT>:
>> ** <*SELECTED OCCURRENCE* TITLE> at <*SELECTED OCCURRENCE* LOCATION>
>> from/on <*SELECTED OCCURRENCE *START DATE/TIME> to <*SELECTED
>> OCCURRENCE* END DATE/TIME> <OPTIONAL *SELECTED OCCURRENCE* TIME ZONE>
>> until <OPTIONAL *SELECTED OCCURRENCE *RECURRENCE END-DATE>
>> <*SELECTED OCCURRENCE *NOTES>
>> PHRASING FOR <DATE/TIME> FOR RECURRING EVENTS
>> Daily: Every day from xxx to yyy.
>> Weekly: Tuesdays from xxx to yyy.
>> Biweekly: Every other Tuesday from xxx to yyy.
>> Monthly: Every month on the 17th from xxx to yyy.
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