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[REBOL] Re: icalendar parser ?

From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 13-May-2004 15:24

> Has anyone written an iCalendar .ics file parser or related application in
Rebol ? iCalendar tools seem like a terrific and very accessible target application for Rebol developers. I'd even go so far as to say iCalendar programming seem to have been born for Rebol to implement:-) - The format is not even XML, so faster parsing. - There are good commercial opportunities for cross platform servers and clients. - By default standards calendars are relatively 'low' demand graphic applications - perfect for Rebol/View - Great showcase for and use of new Rebol/view web browser plugin. Event Sherpa offer a free 'lite' version and then Pro one for $99/year. The business model is like many these days. A desktop client tool which generates data files and imports/exports them to a remote server, typically hosted by the vendor for free and for pay to access richer feature set. Event Sherpa and Apple's iCal are nice tools already. But many people do not want to depend on someone else's server or interface design. PHPicalendar is the most widely used 3rd party tool for rendering .ics iCalendar data files in a web page. But not yet offering direct interactive collaborative editing like the host apps do []iCal, Event Sherpa etc.] People are working on this now and there will be a boom in calendar apps thanks to a reasonable format and Apple's smart initiative. There is a good market for shared calendar apps small small businesses over Intranets but with secure remote access. --Jason iCalendar Links Apple iCal EventSherpa [Win32] Mozzilla iCalendar IETF RFC 2445 iCalendar Specification Excerpts PHPicalendar Python Ruby dotNet OGo [] -- ZIDESTORE server Intrepid Zope3 designers have their eyes on this...