Thursday, November 17, 2005

Sending calendar items over email

As far as I know, there is no standard format for sending calendar items over email. Such email items could be immediately put in the calendar without much effort on the user's part (at worst, clicking a "Yes" button). I could allow certain people's calendar submissions to be automatically allowed into my calendar ("Always" button). Granted, this requires a mechanisms such as PGP/GPG to establish authenticity of emails, otherwise one is vulnerable to "calendar bombs".

The same could be done for addressbook items.

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1 comment:

Joe said...

I was thinking a couple of years back along similar lines for XML calendar syndication:

http://www.cotch.net/blog/122.

Organisations, businesses, event venues etc could put out their schedules in XML files from which we could syndicate our diaries. I never did bother doing anything about it...