Calendaring Extensions to WebDAV (CalDAV): Managed Attachments
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Bron Gondwana <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com Subject: Document Action: 'CalDAV Managed Attachments' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-calext-caldav-attachments-04.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'CalDAV Managed Attachments' (draft-ietf-calext-caldav-attachments-04.txt) as Informational RFC This document is the product of the Calendaring Extensions Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Adam Roach, Alexey Melnikov and Barry Leiba. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-calext-caldav-attachments/
Technical Summary This specification defines an extension to the calendar access protocol (CalDAV) to allow attachments associated with iCalendar data to be stored and managed on the server. The attachments are not stored inline in the RFC5545 ATTACH property, but instead a link is created in a managed fashion. Working Group Summary Version -00 was created in October 2016. As far as I can see there have been no major discussions on the calsify mailing list until draft -01 was uploaded. At this point, multiple vendors have voiced their support and indicated that they have implemented this draft on their servers. The document originates from draft-daboo-caldav-attachments, which was originally created in 2011. Since then the document has been discussed and developed within the CalConnect organization among relevant vendors in the sector. Some concerns were raised by ARTART reviewer about use of HTTP. As this specification has multiple interoperable implementations, the decision was made to downgrade it to Informational specification. Document Quality Multiple vendors have indicated that they have already implemented this draft and successfully tested it with clients. The operations of this draft are part of the CalDAVTester suite, which is being run by multiple vendors during CalConnect interoperability testing sessions. Personnel The Document Shepard is Philipp Kewisch, the Responsible Area Director is Alexey Melnikov.