Sun Java System Calendar Server 6.3 WCAP Developer's Guide


The Sun JavaTM System Calendar Server 6.3 WCAP Developer's Guide gives detailed instructions on the use of the Web Calendar Access Protocol (WCAP). You can use the WCAP commands to access calendar services and data.

Topics covered in this preface include:

Who Should Use This Book

This guide is for software engineers who want to write customized scripts for accessing Calendar Server data.

Before You Read This Book

This book assumes that you have a general understanding of the following:

How This Book is Organized

A list of the chapters follows:

Note –

This document has been reorganized for this release. All chapters not dealing with WCAP were removed. The removed material, covering CSAPI and the AuthSDK, had not been updated for several releases. If you have need to refer to the material in the deleted parts, see an older version of the guide, such as theSun Java System Calendar Server 6 2005Q4 Developer's Guide.

Related Books

The following Calendar Server documents are available online in PDF and HTML formats:

In addition, the graphical user interface, Communications Express, has online help.

Related Third-Party Web Site References

Third-party URL's are referenced in this document and provide additional, related information.

Note –

Sun is not responsible for the availability of third-party Web sites mentioned in this document. Sun does not endorse, and is not responsible or liable for, any content, advertising, products, or other materials that are available on or through such sites or resources. Sun is not responsible or liable for any actual or alleged damage or loss caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services that are available on or through such sites or resources.

Documentation, Support, and Training

The Sun web site provides information about the following additional resources:

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P–1 Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



Placeholder: replace with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX® system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



C shell 


C shell for superuser 


Bourne shell and Korn shell 


Bourne shell and Korn shell for superuser