Sun Java System Calendar Server 6 2005Q4 Administration Guide

Calendar Server Data

This section describes the following information about Calendar Server data:

Calendar Server Data Format

Calendar Server data format is modeled after RFC 2445, Internet Calendaring and Scheduling Core Object Specification (iCalendar). Calendar Server supports the following formats:

You can use CSAPI to develop a translator DLL or shared library for the WCAP protocol. For information about WCAP and CSAPI, see the Sun Java System Calendar Server 6 2005Q4 Developer’s Guide.

Import and Export of Calendar Data

Calendar data can be imported and exported in either iCalendar (.ical) or XML (.xml) format. Calendar Server administrators can import and export calendar data using the Calendar Server csimport and csexport utilities. End users can import and export calendar data using the Communications Express user interface.

Calendar Links for Data Exchange

Calendars can be referenced as links embedded in email messages and on Web pages. Users can then click a link to view a calendar without having to log into Calendar Server, as long as the calendar allows read access. For example, the following link specifies a resource room named Auditorium:

Calendar Server Alarms

Calendar Server supports server-side email alarms, which can be sent to a list of recipients. The format of the email message is configurable and is maintained as a server attribute, rather than as a user or calendar attribute. Calendar Server has limited support for the ITIP/IMIP standards (RFC 2446 and RFC 2447), including ITIP methods PUBLISH, REQUEST, REPLY, and CANCEL for events.