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Calendar Access Protocol (CAP) (RFC4324)

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Original Publication Date: 2005-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Dec-20

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Royer: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The Calendar Access Protocol (CAP) described in this memo permits a Calendar User (CU) to utilize a Calendar User Agent (CUA) to access an iCAL-based Calendar Store (CS). At the time of this writing, three vendors are implementing CAP, but it has already been determined that some changes are needed. In order to get implementation experience, the participants felt that a CAP specification is needed to preserve many years of work. Many properties in CAP which have had many years of debate, can be used by other iCalendar protocols.

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Network Working Group                                           D. Royer
Request for Comments: 4324                               IntelliCal, LLC
Category: Experimental                                         G. Babics
                                                                  Oracle
                                                              S. Mansour
                                                                    eBay
                                                           December 2005


                     Calendar Access Protocol (CAP)

Status of This Memo

   This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet
   community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
   Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
   Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).

Abstract

   The Calendar Access Protocol (CAP) described in this memo permits a
   Calendar User (CU) to utilize a Calendar User Agent (CUA) to access
   an iCAL-based Calendar Store (CS).  At the time of this writing,
   three vendors are implementing CAP, but it has already been
   determined that some changes are needed.  In order to get
   implementation experience, the participants felt that a CAP
   specification is needed to preserve many years of work.  Many
   properties in CAP which have had many years of debate, can be used by
   other iCalendar protocols.


Royer, et al.                 Experimental                      [Page 1]
RFC 4324                Calendar Access Protocol           December 2005


Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................5
      1.1. Formatting Conventions .....................................5
      1.2. Related Documents ..........................................6
      1.3. Definitions ................................................7
   2. Additions to iCalendar .........................................11
      2.1.  New Value Types (Summary) ................................14
         2.1.1. New Parameters (summary) .............................14
         2.1.2. New or Updated Properties (summary) ..................14
         2.1.3. New Components (summary) .............................17
      2.2.  Relationship of RFC-2446 (ITIP) to CAP ...................18
   3. CAP Design .....................................................20
      3.1. System Model .............