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Re: Microformats (was address tag)


From: Tim Beadle
Date: Feb 20, 2007 4:50AM

On 20/02/07, Jukka K. Korpela < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Can't you give the same (or better) service to _all_ users simply using a
> subscribable email list with a link to the updated calendar (as a normal,
> accessible web page)?

iCal subscriptions are fantastic, and have operated distinctly from
and prior to microformats as a published grammar for years. A calendar
can be synchronised/copied to my mobile phone, iPod or even Google
Calendar (with new, albeit still beta, software Spanning Sync [1]).

The hCalendar microformat brings something new to the table - you
don't subscribe to an hCalendar marked-up page (for it's not iCal,
it's hCalendar, and needs transforming into the former), you use a
tool like Operator to export individual events to your calendar, which
can be synchronised as above.

An e-mail list of events would work, but it wouldn't be the best, most
easy-to-repurpose way to do this.



[1] www.spanningsync.com