Scheduling Extensions to CalDAV
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'CalDAV Scheduling Extensions to WebDAV' to Proposed Standard (draft-desruisseaux-caldav-sched-12.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'CalDAV Scheduling Extensions to WebDAV' (draft-desruisseaux-caldav-sched-12.txt) as a Proposed Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Barry Leiba. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-desruisseaux-caldav-sched/
Technical Summary Scheduling is a core function of a calendaring system and this extension defines the process by which CalDAV clients and servers can use iCalendar (RFC 5545) and iTIP (RFC 5546) to accomplish that in a manner that ensures data consistency between organizer and attendee views of a scheduled event. Working Group Summary Discussion has taken place on the CalDAV mailing list over a long period of time as the document has evolved. There has been an "informal" last call on the document. In addition, there are now several implementations of the protocol in various client/server CalDAV products. Further discussions and interoperability testing has occurred in the Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium. Document Quality This document has been discussed and reviewed on the CalDAV (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) mailing list. The original draft was developed in 2006, with a substantial re-working in 2007. Experienced calendar/CalDAV developers have been involved in its development, and new implementors have appeared over time too. There are already many deployed implementations of this protocol (many documented here http://caldav.calconnect.org/implementations.html), with feedback from those deployments having been incorporated into the specification. The specification has been the subject of regular interoperability tests at Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium events. Personnel The Document Shepherd is Mike Douglass. The Responsible Area Director is Peter Saint-Andre. RFC Editor Note Introduction, last paragraph: OLD Discussion of this Internet-Draft is taking place on the mailing lists at <https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/caldav> and <http://lists.osafoundation.org/pipermail/ietf-caldav>. NEW This specification has been under development for a number of years, and most current implementations of CalDAV support it. With the publication of this document, it is expected that all new CalDAV implementations will support it by default. Interoperability tests have been performed regularly. Significant issues with incompatible CalDAV implementations are not anticipated.