[Ietf-calsify] location location location
lear at cisco.com
Thu Apr 6 07:47:50 PDT 2006
Cyrus & All,
Thanks for your thoughts. Please see below:
> I guess right now most system handle meeting rooms etc by given them
> their own calendar and allowing them to be part of the normal
> free-busy/invitation process.
> Actually a number of folks in Calconnect have been working on 'venue
> information' embedded in iCalendar data. Specifically the current
> Location property is not ideal for describing details about a location
> that can be parsed into constituents parts (e.g. address, box office
> phone number, map URL, website etc) but that is really needed for
> public event descriptions.
Yes, that would be interesting.
> Several possible solutions have been examined, including embedding
> vCards, creating new properties similar to vCard items, and the
> favored solution a new component type. It seems like the
> 'capabilities' of a venue is what you are after - e.g. seating
> capacity, AV equipment etc The problem with that is that there are so
> many potential variables involved and its not always clear what
> criteria could be used for doing bookings etc. We probably want to
> avoid turning iCalendar into a resource tracking system too, so any
> effort along these lines needs to be carefully scoped.
Indeed. Do others think this is an interesting area of exploration?
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