[thelist] Calendar solutions

Rob O'Rourke rob at sanchothefat.com
Wed Feb 28 16:48:43 CST 2007

Matt Warden wrote:
> On 2/28/07, Rob O'Rourke <rob at sanchothefat.com> wrote:
>>> Yes, but your friend would need to write code to retrieve the XML,
>>> walk the tree, and translate the XML to API calls (would be relatively
>>> simple in this case)
>> Can YUI calendar subscribe to an .ics file? We're doing the hosting and
>> have WebDAV if that makes things easier...
> As far as I know, there are no built-in hooks like this (how would it
> know what you want to do with the ics file, exactly?). You can
> retrieve the file via XHR, parse it, and load the data via API calls.
> Seems like this might be a little tough:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICalendar#Core_object
> Your best option there would likely be to fetch the ics from the
> server, parse it with any one of a number of libraries, and output a
> JavaScript array or object.

Thanks Matt,

    It was my fault for skim-reading the YUI calendar page. I noticed 
something that said 'subscribe' and made some assumptions but it was 
about subscribing to events. It's not clear to me yet from the 
documentation how I would go about highlighting sections of dates with 
API calls but I'll keep plugging away.  I think I might  get on the 
mailing list for YUI and suggest iCal subscriptions as a feature request 
because it'll take me ages to work it all out, let alone code it. Event 
details could be shown when you hover on the dates etc... I can see it 
now... way way off in the distance =[

    I've opted for http://www.easyphpcalendar.com/ in the short term. 
The standards aren't so good but it's quite reasonable and flexible and 
easy to integrate. Ideal for this project anyway.

    Thanks again to everyone who suggested solutions,

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