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Re: ICalendar - Mozilla - Outlook compatibility

Hi Manny.

Unfortunately support of VCalendar in Mozilla Calendar and Outlook is even more deficient. Those clients ignore repetitions when importing VCalendar, so it is only arppropiate for single events :s. In addtion, I am not completely sure, but I think ICalendar substitutes progressively for VCalendar.

Thank you, anyway.

By the way, my congratulations to Ximian Evolution developers on its ICalendar support. It is the only software I know really RFC compilant.


Manny Ormaza wrote:

Hi there German,

You write great English, I would have never known you were not American.

I wanted to ask why aren't you doing it in the vCalendar format? From what I understand vCal is more of a standard. Here's a link http://home.att.net/~codeLibrary/HTML/vcs.htm.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-imc-vcalendar@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-imc-vcalendar@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Germán M. Rivera
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 7:57 AM
To: Lista IMC-VCalendar
Subject: ICalendar - Mozilla - Outlook compatibility


An application I'm developing writes ICalendars for repeating events. It would be desirable (almost necessary) that those ICalendars could be imported in Outlook 2002 and Mozilla Calendar. Outlook 2002 supports the property VTIMEZONE -with some restrictions- but Mozilla ignores it and interprets DTSTART (and DTEND) as local time. Specifying DTSTART (and DTEND) in UTC time format makes Mozilla at least to calculate the correct local time, but without considering time zone shifts (from DST to Standard Time or vice versa).

So it is impossible to have an ICalendar with a repeating event with

dates on both sides of a time zone shift correctly imported in Mozilla Calendar but I would like that, at least, offset to UTC was considered but specifying also the VTIMEZONE property to let ICalendar be correctly

imported in Outlook.

Is this possible?

Please, excuse me for my poor English.