Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Calendars - again

So I've been complaining about timezones recently.
There is something worse: charsets.
(Yes, we knew that already).

More specifically, charsets within iCal "documents".

I'm not really sure whether anything above ascii 127 is actually allowed by RFC2445 or not.
The RFC doesn't seem to be too clear about it.

More importantly - and annoyingly - I just started working with an iCal parser that believes they are not.
So everything abvoe 127 terminates e.g. a description or summary.
German invitations/events tend to have äöüß in them (especially the ß in the location component), yet they don't parse correctly...

Sigh - again.

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