iCalendar vs XML (was: timezones, question of)

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Mon Feb 9 11:51:22 CET 2009


On Donnerstag, 5. Februar 2009, Helge Hess wrote:
> I've never understood why you dropped iCalendar as the entity format. 

this is an old question, read it up in the archives.
I had several very good people tell me it would work as a storage format
and when they got down trying to implement it, they came back (10 days) later
saying it is not possible to get it right.
> Its not complex due to design by committee, but because the domain  
> _is_ that complex.

The format is too ambigious for a storage format.

> If you start enhancing the XML to support what is actually necessary,  
> you quickly end up with iCalendar ... Solution: just revert back to  
> the iCal based Kolab format! ;-) After all Kontact has one of the best  
> and most complete iCalendar implementations!


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