[CalendarServer-users] How to handle comma and newline escaping propely
monkeyfdude at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 12:07:07 PDT 2016
Thank you for the response.
I use https://github.com/libical/XbICalendar which in turn used libical for
Do you think that is fine?
On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 12:03 PM, Cyrus Daboo <cdaboo at apple.com> wrote:
> Hi Gaurav,
> --On April 11, 2016 at 11:52:42 AM -0700 Gaurav Jain <
> monkeyfdude at gmail.com> wrote:
> I may have comma in my Event Summary.
>> For eg. I can have a summary like
>> * "I , am , coming, tomo"*
>> On receving side, I get back is
>> * "I \, am \, coming\, tomo"*
>> What need to be do to get
>> * "I , am , coming, tomo" *on readers client.
> iCalendar data uses backslash encoding of certain characters as defined in
> the specification: <https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5545#section-3.3.11>.
> You should use a proper iCalendar library to generate and parse any
> iCalendar data - the library will take care of doing the proper backslash
> encode/decode for you.
> If you send data to the server that does not have the right syntax, the
> server may reject it or attempt to fix it (e.g. by adding back slashes)
> depending on how severe the issue is. Thus you should always use a proper
> iCalendar library when interacting with the server.
> Cyrus Daboo
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