Its unclear in the latest drafts so I wanted to ask the WG at large something. Does CAP allow for a CUA to get busytime from the CS?
The first paragraph in Section 1 says in part:
It further specifies how to search for available busy time information.
but I dont see any prose that actually says how this is to be done in CAP. All of the commands and examples appear to be oriented at entry creation/discovery/deletion but nowhere does there appear to be consideration of something like "How do I get Pats, Bobs and Dougs busytime?"
Im merely guessing that I could SEARCH for it but all the examples/prose talk about entries like VEVENTs and VTODOs. Since busytime is NOT an
actual entry but rather a conceptual thing ("Take all of Bruces entries for today and that is his 'busytime' for today") Im unclear how (or even _if_) busytime is addressed in CAP. Yes we have VFREEBUSY components but they are most typically synthesized by the system by amalgamating the other entrys rather than being an actually separately maintained _actual_ component.
We deferred 'roll-up' into VFREEBUSY. Yes it is unspecified. It would be an unspecified CUA-BOT.
I may infer from the text under CREATE that I (or my CUA) must CREATE the VFREEBUSY for it to exist (see create-vreply and create-comp).
I may also infer from the text under DELETE that I can delete VFREEBUSY data but not the actual entry that it represents (see delete-vreply) which can also cause some serious quandries ("The VEVENT is in my Calendar but it does not appear to be reflected in the VFREEBUSY data that I retrieved. Why not?")
TRANSPARENT entries will also not show up in your VFREEBUSY. Plus if you don't what that, do not allow a CUA or CUA-BOT to do that.
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