why did you develop kolab xml format?

Martin Konold martin.konold at erfrakon.de
Wed Feb 6 02:20:43 CET 2008

Am Dienstag, 5. Februar 2008 schrieb Gunnar Wrobel:


> > I'm interested in groupware developing and just subscribed to ask you a
> > question. I couldn't find an explanation about your motivation not to use
> > vCard and vCal anymore, but to develop an XML format.
> I think the original reasons were that vCal did not provide all the
> functionaltiy to match the requirements to cope for the different
> clients.

No, it was not about lack of functionality but for other reasons including but 
not limited to:

iCal and vCard standards are very complex, featureful, and offer a superset of 
overlapping functionality. (A typical multi-vendor standard).

They are difficult to parse and hard to extend. The later is especially 
importand if you intend to match the OL/Ex functionality 1:1.

-- martin konold

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