[CalendarServer-users] Semantics of bulk POST wrt. implicit scheduling

Andre LaBranche dre at apple.com
Wed Jul 5 13:10:39 PDT 2017


> On Jul 5, 2017, at 3:53 AM, Peter Mogensen <apm at one.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed that if a user does a bulk POST...
> (- as described in doc/Extensions/calendarserver-bulk-change.txt section 3.)
> ... the server will react by doing implicit scheduling.
> So, in other words, if iMIP scheduling is enabled and the user imports an iCalendar file with him self as attendee and an ORGANIZER unknown to the system, an iMIP REPLY mail will be send to the ORGANIZER.
> It seems like sound behavior for a single PUT operation, but I doubt this is what the user expects for a POST of a large .ics file with lots of events having scheduling data in various states.
> Is there any official considerations wrt. implicit scheduling and bulk POST?

It sounds like you want to opt out of IMIP on a per-resource basis. I don't think there is support for this concept as such, but you can get that effect by stripping the organizer before POSTing (I would copy it to the notes field or something, probably). I could see this as a client feature, or even just an external script run by the user. I don't think this could be achieved with only a server or protocol change without breaking existing behavior, as the user would need some way to express their intent, so the client needs to help.

That said, I agree that at least some if not most users would prefer automatic "de-organizing" of bulk uploaded events.


> regards,
> Peter Mogensen
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