Task format

Bo Thorsen bo at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se
Mon Sep 20 15:17:30 CEST 2004

On Monday 20 September 2004 14:39, Joon Radley wrote:
> Hi all,
> During the implementation of the task object I was unable to integrate
> the full format.
> The following issues arose:
> A) Location and parent fields are not set as I cannot map anything to
> it.

Doesn't Outlook have subtasks? The parent field is the uid of the parent 

> B) Start date and due date can only be in date format and not date 
> time.

A limitation, but not one I see as a big problem.

> C) I cannot set the alarm field as due date is only a date and 
> not a date time. I do set a tag called <reminder-time> that contains a
> date time format for the alarm.

Will have to think about what we can do about this.

> D) For the priority tag I only have 3 values low, normal, high. When
> translating from the xml format I map 1 & 2 to low, 3 to normal and 4 &
> 5 to high, but when translating from outlook to xml I set low to 1,
> normal to 3 and high to 5. Who does this impact on Kontact?

It's not more than a week ago that a guy said three priority levels are 
enough. So I don't think this has any big implications.

> E) Recurrence and attendees are not implemented as they different from
> the event object in Outlook. I will try and find a middle ground for
> this, but the abstraction for the incidence base is to generic to make
> it fit.

Let us know what you come up with.

So far, the only critical thing I see here is the parent thing.



     Bo Thorsen                 |   Praestevejen 4
     Senior Software Engineer   |   5290 Marslev
     Klarälvdalens Datakonsult  |   Denmark
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