[thelist] RSS for Events Calendars?

Mark Groen evolt at markgroen.com
Wed May 3 09:20:29 CDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-05-03 at 02:35 -0600, Tony Grimes wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Does anyone know if there is an RSS-type standard for events calendars? I've
> got a client interested in creating a shared events calendar with
> like-minded organizations. The basic idea is I would build an aggregator
> that would periodically check feeds published by other organizations for
> inclusion in our website Events Calendar.
> I have a feeling RSS has to be flexible enough to support this, but I don't
> know which version to use. I've looked at some implementations such as
> calendarhub.com (which uses 2.0) but they seem fairly limited. I'm looking
> for something that could support the following:
> - title
> - short description
> - date of event
> - time of event
> - location of event (including city, country, etc)
> - link to summary
> - link to registration
> Is this something RSS can do? If so, what version should I use? If not,
> what's the best version to expand upon?

RDF has an events module, not sure if RSS has something similar or not:

Dave's RSS2.0 required/optional tags:



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