Ultimately, I probably will create a transformation to iCal, but
initially it isn't my goal. For internal use, I want to skip the
intermediate type, which really more complex than what my application or
Web site needs.
David Cloutman <[log in to unmask]>
Electronic Services Librarian
Marin County Free Library
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Mime type for PHP serialized objects
If you want to publish calendar event information, you should use
iCal/iCalendar instead of making up your own format.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICalendar => text/calendar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XCal => application/calendar+xml
Cloutman, David wrote:
> I have a quick question for any PHP developers out there.
> I am writing a SOA application to manage my library's events calendar.
> The basic idea is to create a public API that our web site or other
> community organizations can use to query and consume information. I am
> using JSON as the default output for information, but would like to
> the option of outputting native serialized PHP data structures as
> created by the serialized() function.
> My question is, what mime type should I use for serialized PHP data?
> best suggestion I saw through Google was
> which was posted as a proposal. I don't know if any standard was
> though. Has anyone else thought about this issue?
> - David
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> Electronic Services Librarian
> Marin County Free Library
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