|vCalendar on CourtStuff.com|
As used on CourtStuff.com, the vCalendar component is added to docket sheets and represented with the icon to allow users with vCalendar compliant calendaring products to easily add entries in their personal calendars to correspond to docket sheet due dates. Click the icon on the docket sheet to see if your calendar supports the specification! Website testing has been done using Internet Explorer 5.5 as the browser and Outlook 2000 as the calendar product. Hint: If after clicking the icon you get a dialog box asking if you want to Save or Open the file, respond Open. If your calendar product is vCalendar compliant, the calendar program should then open to the correct date with the subject and description fields filled in for the calendar event.
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The following is excerpted from the Internet Mail Consortium's Web site
The Basis for Cross-Platform Scheduling
vCalendar defines a transport and platform-independent format for exchanging calendaring and scheduling information in an easy, automated, and consistent manner. It captures information about event and "to-do" items that are normally used by applications such as a personal information managers (PIMs) and group schedulers. Programs that use vCalendar can exchange important data about events so that you can schedule meetings with anyone who has a vCalendar-aware program
Developed with the cooperation of leading producers of PIMs, group scheduling, enterprise calendaring and scheduling, and Internet calendaring software, vCalendar is an ex-change format for personal scheduling information. It is applicable to a wide variety of calendaring and scheduling products and is useful in exchanging information across a broad range of transport methods. A growing number of vendors are fast adopting the specification because it allows their products to exchange calendaring and scheduling information in an easy, automated and consistent manner. vCalendar is an open specification based on industry standards such as the x/Open and XAPIA Calendaring and Scheduling API (CSA), the ISO 8601 international date and time standard and the related MIME email standards.
The vCalendar format utilizes data normally stored within a calendaring and scheduling application, facilitating the cross platform exchange of information about items such as events and to-do's. An event is a calendaring and scheduling entity that represents a designated amount of time on a calendar. For example, it may be an activity, such as a two-hour project team meeting from 9am to 11am, on Tuesday, January 23rd. A to-do is a calendaring and scheduling entity that represents an action item or assignment. For instance, it may be an item of work assigned to an individual; such as -turn in monthly status report tomorrow.
vCalendar can be used to transport personal calendaring information between applications of your choice whether they are personal information managers, email systems or web browsers. Once the information is on your system, you can share it with other vCalendar-enabled application with desktop interaction techniques such as the clipboard and drag-'n-drop.
Consortium's Web site
Companies using vCalendar Technology