[Ietf-calsify] Re: What's wrong with more radical simplification?
helge.hess at opengroupware.org
Fri Feb 11 09:35:52 PST 2005
On Feb 11, 2005, at 18:16, Mark Swanson wrote:
> Well, ScheduleWorld 100% implements RRULEs. The GUI doesn't reflect
> this because then folks could create RRULEs that wouldn't interoperate
> with a few other products.
Isn't that a contradiction? What good is an rrule if you can't display
it? Of course I believe you that you can parse the iCalendar structure
of the rrule, but what good is the data if the user can't view/edit it?
Unless I'm missing something, not reflecting the rrule in the GUI is
exactly the same like not supporting it. And reflecting _all_ the
specified rrules in iCalendar should be quite difficult (if not
impossible if you still want to have good usability ;-).
> My current impression is that RRULEs are fairly well supported - even
> by lesser known products like phpICalendar.
My impression is that a lot of clients use a similiar subset of the
specified rrules and that this subset works pretty well. But it might
Also most of the newer clients are specifically build around iCalendar
which obviously improves on that too.
(eg comparing interoperability between Sunbird and Kontact should be
done, but isn't particulary interesting since both use some derivate of
iCalendar. One would need to compare interoperability between eg
Outlook and Sunbird or Notes and Kontact).
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