[CalendarServer-dev] use of X-CALENDARSERVER-ACCESS

Helge Heß me at helgehess.eu
Sat Aug 16 00:30:36 PDT 2008

On 16.08.2008, at 07:35, Robert Chien wrote:
> After a while I found caldav-privateevents.txt, which details how
> other CalDAV servers can also unlock the private option in iCal, but
> it doesn't explain why X-CALENDARSERVER-ACCESS was chosen over CLASS
> in the first place.
> Can someone explain this to me? I'm sure there's a reason.

The CLASS value is about classification, not about access. It tells  
the user how sensitive the information is, eg whether he is allowed to  
pass it on to other people. Its like the 'top secret' printing on a  
document, it doesn't actually prevent the use of the document. Thats  
the task of a the vault which contains the (classified) document.

Anyways, I'm also a bit confused about the iCal property. Why isn't  
this done using custom WebDAV ACL permissions?

Helge Hess

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