Upcoming

Upcoming (via Many2Many) is interesting.  But it immediately causes the following questions to come to mind; I'm sure I must not be the first to ask such things:

  • Has a method to embed iCal into XML ever been approved or agreed upon?  If so, let me refer to it as xCal.
  • Has a method to embed xCal events/etc ever been suggested as a viable item type for RSS?
  • Has anyone built websites that publish venues' event calendars in such a format for subscription/aggregation?
  • Has anyone built an Outlook or Notes adapter that publishes personal or team calendars to such a feed, OR
  • Has anyone built an RSS aggregator that can aggregate multiple calendar RSS feeds into a desktop or web calendar UI?
  • Has anyone built an RSS aggregator that can aggregate multiple calendar RSS feeds into your Outlook or Notes personal calendar?

Each fall, as I manually enter the entire Celtics season schedule, my company's holidays and my childrens' school calendars into my own personal calendar, I am again reminded how ridiculous it is that The Net has not yet ubiquitously embraced the everyday exchange of virtual objects so basic as calendars and as vCards – which can also likewise be subscribed-to, aggregated into Contact Lists and auto-updated via personal RSS feeds.  Bizarre. [Ray Ozzie's Weblog]

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