ActivityPub tutorial (complete with ascii art)

Christopher Allan Webber at 2017-04-16T23:38:56Z

Hi everyone! I wrote an ActivityPub tutorial!

I hope that makes things pretty clear! It's plaintext only with ascii art for now, but I might add it as a preamble to the actual spec. What do people think? Feedback welcome!

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>> Christopher Allan Webber:

“@Michael Probably Event :)
You could also use Invite and Accept and Reject to announce people being invited... heck, you could even use Arrive on the Event once you got there :)”


nice .. also noticed just below it theres "place" ...

so I could use that for the venue locations I guess :-)

the use-case I'm thinking of is more like a shared gig guide so it won't require invites as such (depends on the event) but I guess people could rsvp if they want to.


The use-case I'm thinking of is more like a kind of shared community gig guide than a personal calendar.


I'm thinking of something somewhat like a federated forum but with event dates, etc and and the context of locations is that of event venues rather than where a user is.

(can't use user locations for that - its a different thing!)

and at the ui end of things events would be displayed sorted by event dates.



Michael at 2017-04-18T06:38:37Z

might have a play with it -


Michael at 2017-04-18T06:43:34Z

@Michael if you make progress on this, be sure to let me know; federated calendaring is a highly desired feature

Christopher Allan Webber at 2017-04-19T13:40:48Z

FWIW I have successfully used iCalendar and iMIP for federated meeting acceptance.

iCalendar specs
https://icalendar.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VCalendar#External_links

There's apparently work for a better location field
https://icalendar.org/RFC-Specifications/iCalendar-Venue-Draft/


Diane Trout at 2017-04-19T17:49:43Z