Internet Calendaring and Scheduling Core Object Specification (iCalendar)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, calsify mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, calsify chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Internet Calendaring and Scheduling Core Object Specification (iCalendar)' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Internet Calendaring and Scheduling Core Object Specification (iCalendar) ' <draft-ietf-calsify-rfc2445bis-10.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Calendaring and Scheduling Standards Simplification Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Lisa Dusseault and Alexey Melnikov. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-calsify-rfc2445bis-10.txt
Technical Summary This document defines the iCalendar data format for representing and exchanging calendaring and scheduling information such as events, to-dos, journal entries and free/busy information, independent of any particular calendar service or protocol. Working Group Summary The working group proceeded with the work in an orderly fashion, opening tickets for all the found issues in the original RFC2445, and then systematically closing them until no known issues remained. Document Quality There are a number of existing implementations of the original RFC2445 specification that are likely to upgrade their implementation to the new specification. During the process of developing this document, the CalConnect.org industry consortium provided various types of vendor feedback and errata over the original specification. The working group took special care to take into account this feedback as well as the feedback received from a number of other contributors, some of which are also mentioned in the document's Acknowledgements section. Personnel Document Shepherd: Aki Niemi <firstname.lastname@example.org> Responsible AD: Lisa Dusseault <email@example.com> The IANA Expert(s) for the registries in this document are Cyrus Daboo and Bernard Desruisseaux. Note to RFC Editor Please ensure that the ABNF is valid, including semi-colons or explicit spaces in empty lines within rules. OLD in section 3.2.19: The parameter MUST be specified on properties with a DATE-TIME value if the DATE-TIME is not either a UTC or a "floating" time. NEW: The parameter MUST be specified on properties with a DATE-TIME value if the DATE-TIME is not either a UTC or a "floating" time. Failure to include and follow VTIMEZONE definitions in iCalendar objects may lead to inconsistent understanding of the local time at any given location.