NEW KEP: Color configuration storage for resources and categories (KEP #12)

Thomas Brüderli bruederli at
Fri Sep 16 12:03:52 CEST 2011

Georg C. F. Greve wrote:
> Dear all,
> A new KEP has just been released into the public drafting&  review process:
> 	KEP #12: Color configuration storage for resources and categories

Here are my 2 cents:

- The regular 'uid' value SHALL be preceded by the string 'category:' to 
allow fast search for all objects of this type through the 'subject' field

Why not use X-Kolab-Type header for fast retrieval of such objects?

- The 'name' field MAY have a nested hierarchy of sub-fields 
corresponding to the sub-categories

Is this nested structure really necessary? As from a client's 
perspective this requirement makes both implementation and UI much more 
complicated and I don't see a real benefit of this structure.

Last but not least I'd also like to pick up Jeroen's suggestion about 
using 'configuration' objects from KEP:9 to store any number of category 

  <configuration version="2.1">
    <!-- Type specific fields -->
    <name color="00008B">Meeting</name>
    <name color="008B8B">Telephone</name>


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