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RE: Vcalendar or icalendar?
I wrote to Netscape, that replied
"VCalendar has been replaced by iCalendar. RFC 2445 / 2446 / 2447"
I read and apply the RFC 2445 and 2446 (icalendar) because I don't
find vcalendar RFC.
Which are the main differences between VCalendar and iCalendar?
vCalendar was the first of the transferrable calendar specifications which
permitted details about an event or task to be transferred between
scheduling tools. iCalendar is built on vCalendar -- can accept
vCalendar-compatible events and tasks but can exchange "journal entries" and
information about the "free-busy" status of an entity for which a schedule
If your client supports vCalendar, it can bring in or export a standard
datatype regarding an upcoming event or task. The vCalendar file can be
embedded in an e-mail message (useful when a booking is being confirmed or a
meeting or appointment is being arranged) or as a file which can be pulled
off the Web (in the case of a box office site or calendar page for a church
or other similar organization) or sent as a supplementary file sent during a
"voice and data" phone call (in the course of making or confirming
appointments) or as part of a digital broadcast (when an upcoming event is
mentioned on air).
If it supports iCalendar, it can do what a vCalendar client does but
exchange details about whether a user is free or busy in order to help