[ietf-calsify] Fw: Re: EXRULE Question

Adrian Crum adrian.crum at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 19 20:33:06 PST 2008


Oops, I meant for this to go to the mailing list.


--- On Wed, 11/19/08, Adrian Crum <adrian.crum at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Adrian Crum <adrian.crum at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [ietf-calsify] EXRULE Question
> To: "Bernard Desruisseaux" <bernard.desruisseaux at oracle.com>
> Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 8:26 PM
> Thank you for the reply!
> 
> That is very disappointing. Now I'm forced to define a
> finite amount of discreet dates for exclusions instead of
> specifying a few rules.
> 
> I was better off with the original specification.
> 
> Other than "no one is using EXRULE" - what is the
> compelling reason to remove it from the RFC? Is everyone in
> calcify that sure that it will never be used?
> 
> I thought the objective was to simplify and clarify the
> RFC, not cripple it.
> 
> -Adrian
> 
> 
> --- On Wed, 11/19/08, Bernard Desruisseaux
> <bernard.desruisseaux at oracle.com> wrote:
> 
> > From: Bernard Desruisseaux
> <bernard.desruisseaux at oracle.com>
> > Subject: Re: [ietf-calsify] EXRULE Question
> > To: adrian.crum at yahoo.com
> > Cc: ietf-calsify at osafoundation.org
> > Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 5:34 PM
> > Adrian Crum wrote:
> > > While browsing the internet I ran across the
> notes
> > from 2006
> > > regarding deprecating or removing EXRULE and
> EXDATE
> > from RFC 2445.
> > > The comments made at the time indicated that no
> one
> > was using it.
> > 
> > Only EXRULE was deprecated.  EXDATE can still be used.
> > 
> > > 
> > > I'm curious - without those properties, how
> would
> > one express a
> > > Monday through Friday at 8:00 AM event, except on
> US
> > federal
> > > holidays?
> > 
> > Now, you are forced to specify EXDATE one by one. And
> of
> > course the number of EXDATE needs to be finite...
> > 
> > Which is what you'll end up with if you create
> your
> > event with pretty much any calendar client in use
> today...
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Bernard
> > 
> > > 
> > > I created an example iCalendar based on the
> original
> > RFC: >
> > > BEGIN:VCALENDAR
> > > PRODID:-//Apache Open For Business//Work Effort
> > Calendar//EN
> > > VERSION:2.0
> > > CALSCALE:GREGORIAN
> > > DESCRIPTION:Adrian's Calendar
> > > BEGIN:VEVENT
> > > DTSTAMP:20081112T180905Z
> > > CREATED:20081111T231419Z
> > > LAST-MODIFIED:20081111T232507Z
> > > X-ORG-OFBIZ-WORKEFFORT-ID:10020
> > > SUMMARY:Work Schedule
> > > DESCRIPTION:Work Schedule
> > > ORGANIZER;CN=THE ADMINISTRATOR:
> > > DTSTART:20080101T000043
> > > RRULE:FREQ=DAILY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,FR;BYHOUR=8
> > > EXRULE:FREQ=MONTHLY;BYMONTH=1;BYDAY=3MO
> > > EXRULE:FREQ=MONTHLY;BYMONTH=1;BYMONTHDAY=1
> > > EXRULE:FREQ=MONTHLY;BYMONTH=2;BYDAY=3MO
> > > EXRULE:FREQ=MONTHLY;BYMONTH=5;BYDAY=-1MO
> > > EXRULE:FREQ=MONTHLY;BYMONTH=7;BYMONTHDAY=4
> > > EXRULE:FREQ=MONTHLY;BYMONTH=9;BYDAY=1MO
> > > EXRULE:FREQ=MONTHLY;BYMONTH=10;BYDAY=2MO
> > > EXRULE:FREQ=MONTHLY;BYMONTH=11;BYMONTHDAY=11
> > > EXRULE:FREQ=MONTHLY;BYMONTH=11;BYDAY=4TH
> > > EXRULE:FREQ=MONTHLY;BYMONTH=12;BYMONTHDAY=25
> > > END:VEVENT
> > > END:VCALENDAR
> > > 
> > > I can't find any mention of an alternative to
> > using the EXRULE property, so where would one go from
> here?
> > > 
> > > -Adrian
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > >      
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