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10.3: Enable Windows Outlook users to read iCal invitations
Authored by: keithwblom on Jan 23, '04 05:50:28PM

This fix worked fine for me, albeit unidirectionally. WinOutlook users can now accept my invitations and automatically add them to their calendar, however they are not given an option to confirm with a return email "receipt" to let me know they are able to attend. I haven't a clue if this would be the reuslt of the content in the original invitation not providing a return path, or if the WinOutlook application isn't recognizing the invitation as anything more than a "heads-up".

Does anyone have any insight into this? I run Panther on a PB, my WinOutlook invitee is on an IBM ThinkPad running Win2000 and Office2000.



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10.3: Enable Windows Outlook users to read iCal invitations
Authored by: carlmuck on Feb 13, '04 11:55:57AM

I've partially figured this out. Seems that iCal is looking for the attendee to match the "common name." iCal replys include:

ATTENDEE:CN="Carl Muckenhirn";PARTSTAT=ACCEPTED:mailto:

Outlook replys look like:

ATTENDEE;PARTSTAT=ACCEPTED:mailto:

If I take the outlook .ics and put in the "CN" portion then iCal correctly notifies you that "" accepted, but it doesn't change the status for the individual (the badge next to the attendee's name is still a "?").

go figure.

carl.



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