[Ietf-calsify] Re: xCal - time to submit?
Michiel van Leeuwen
mvl at exedo.nl
Sun Oct 16 13:23:30 PDT 2005
Doug Royer wrote:
> It explicitly states it is a representation if iCal.
It's a new representation. That is the new part. For an app, it is not
enough to just be able to read 'old' iCalendar files, but now they also
need an xml parser and parse xCal. And with new things come new bugs and
And in the light of calsify: Having two ways to represent that same data
doesn't make things simpler. You need to choose one format, and be able
to read both. More sources of interop problems.
> There are TWO OTHER XML calendaring drafts. Perhaps you read one
> of the other XML calendar drafts out there? Both of those
> other drafts are not a 1:1 mapping to iCal.
Yeah, those formats might be even a bigger problem, but imo that isn't a
reason to have xCal.
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