Calendar Availability (RFC7953)
Original Publication Date: 2016-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Aug-18
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
C. Daboo: AUTHOR [+2]
Calendar users often have regular periods of time when they are either available to be scheduled or always unavailable. For example, an office worker will often wish only to appear free to their work colleagues during normal 'office hours' (e.g., Monday through Friday, 9 am through 5 pm). Or, a university professor might only be available to students during a set period of time (e.g., Thursday afternoons, 2 pm through 5 pm during term time only). Ideally, users ought be able to specify such periods directly via their calendar user agent and have them automatically considered as part of the normal free-busy lookup for that user. In addition, it ought be possible to present different periods of available time depending on which user is making the request.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) C. Daboo Request for Comments: 7953 Apple Updates: 4791, 5545, 6638 M. Douglass Category: Standards Track Spherical Cow Group ISSN: 2070-1721 August 2016
This document specifies a new iCalendar (RFC 5545) component that allows the publication of available and unavailable time periods associated with a calendar user. This component can be used in standard iCalendar free-busy lookups, including the iCalendar Transport-independent Interoperability Protocol (iTIP; RFC 5546) free-busy requests, to generate repeating blocks of available or busy time with exceptions as needed.
This document also defines extensions to the Calendaring Extensions to WebDAV (CalDAV) calendar access protocol (RFC 4791) and the associated scheduling protocol (RFC 6638) to specify how this new calendar component can be used when evaluating free-busy time.
Status of This Memo
This is an Internet Standards Track document.
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RFC 7953 Calendar Availability August 2016
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