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Calendar Attributes for vCard and LDAP (RFC2739)

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Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 12 page(s) / 24K

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T. Small: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

When scheduling a calendar entity, such as an event, it is a prerequisite that an organizer has the calendar address of each attendee that will be invited to the event. Additionally, access to an attendee's current "busy time" provides an a priori indication of whether the attendee will be free to participate in the event.

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Network Working Group T. Small

Request for Comments: 2739 XpertSite.Com

Category: Standards Track D. Hennessy

ISOCOR

F. Dawson

Lotus

January 2000

Calendar Attributes for vCard and LDAP

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

When scheduling a calendar entity, such as an event, it is a

prerequisite that an organizer has the calendar address of each

attendee that will be invited to the event. Additionally, access to

an attendee's current "busy time" provides an a priori indication of

whether the attendee will be free to participate in the event.

In order to meet these challenges, a calendar user agent (CUA) needs

a mechanism to locate (URI) individual user's calendar and free/busy

time.

This memo defines three mechanisms for obtaining a URI to a user's

calendar and free/busy time. These include:

- Manual transfer of the information;

- Personal data exchange using the vCard format; and

- Directory lookup using the LDAP protocol.

Table of Contents

1 CALENDARING AND SCHEDULING URIS...................................3

1.1 FREE/BUSY URI (FBURL) .........................................3

1.2 CALENDAR ACCESS URI (CAPURI) ..................................4

1.3 CALENDAR URI (CALURI) .........................................4

1.4 DEFAULT URIS ..................................................4

2 DISTRIBUTION......................................................4

2.1 MANUAL TRANSFER ...............................................5

2.2 PERSONAL DATA EXCHANGE USING A VCARD ..........................5

2.3 VCARD SCHEMA EXTENSIONS .......................................5

2.3.1 FBURL Property IANA Registration ...........................6

2.3.2 CALADRURI Property IANA Registration .......................7

2.3.3 CAPURI Property IANA Registration ......................... 8

2.3.4 CA...