FOSDEM Report - Saturday
Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems)
vanmeeuwen at kolabsys.com
Fri Feb 10 07:29:51 EST 2012
On 2012-02-10 4:26, Greg Banks wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2012, at 09:58 AM, Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
> > > >> Special-Use:
> > >
> > > Technically, it's been outlined what Kolab Systems is
> seeking to do
> > > here, and as it is not so much on the roadmap for other
> > > involved, we're therefore seeking ways to allow us to also
> actually do
> > > the work (instead of asking other parties to do the work
> for us).
> > >
> > > I'm looking forward to it, as currently I may have seemed
> to ill- /
> > > ambiguously define what it is we're trying to do exactly.
> What we're specifically looking for, paraphrasing a 30.000 ft
> high-level birds view, is xCal and xCard stored in IMAP
> folders that are also made available through CalDAV / CardDAV,
> where such folders are annotated through SPECIAL-USE,
> Sounds good.
> so that any IMAP client is automatically compatible.
> I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "compatible".
> If a client understood Content-Type: application/calendar+xml and
> did something useful with it, like display the calendar, or start
> up a separate calendar tool, then it's compatible. If a client
> didn't understand that, a user opening that folder would see a
> bunch of XML gibberish, which is very nearly the moral equivalent
> of not showing anything at all, except more confusing.
> SPECIAL-USE already requires "ENABLE SPECIAL-USE" by the client,
> No it doesn't. RFC6154 says no such thing.
Of course, you are right... I must have been seriously confused with
something else. Well, some of the reasoning behind what I said would
supposedly be possible to do were based on this assumption, actually.
I suppose we'll need to take this into account on whatever update to
the RFC we come up with.
I've pointed Georg to your comments, they are much appreciated.
Jeroen van Meeuwen
Systems Architect, Kolab Systems AG
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