[UPHPU] rss-like meeting feed?
webmaster at alpine.k12.ut.us
Mon Mar 29 15:42:53 MST 2004
Interesting -- that could be a cool project for the mass-programming
event Wade proposed at our last meeting.
>>> Daniel Crookston <daniel at hyperion-data.net> 03/29/04 3:34 PM >>>
I've been thinking about this for a while, and thought I'd just mention
since we're talking about meetings.
Has anyone ever thought about making, or is there already, an rss-like
meeting feed standard? What I'm thinking of is an XML schema, standard,
whatever they're called. Organizations that have meetings would have
example) a meeting.smf (syndicated meeting feed?) page. You'd point
calendar program at the .smf pages for all the organizations whose
meetings you're interested in attending. Your calendar program goes
grabs all the XML from the different sites, and populates your calendar
with the meeting info. If there are conflicts, you can either have it
(your calendar program) pick and choose based on your priorities (i.e.
you'd give each feed a priority, and if there's a conflict the one with
the highest priority "wins").
You could extend it by publishing your schedule as an smf feed. If you
wanted to invite several people to a meeting, you could hit each of
smf feeds, find a time when none of them are busy, schedule it for that
time, and send an "update" message to each of their calendar daemons.
This is getting beyond the basic idea of a standardized XML format to
describe meetings, but it illustrates where you could go with it.
Does anyone know how one would go about suggesting such a standard to
open source community?
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