webcal

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webcal is a URL scheme for accessing calendar information (typically via an iCalendar feed over HTTP).

IndieWeb Examples

Tantek Çelik has on his home page tantek.com a "webcal:" link to his recent/upcoming events (using the dev.h2vx.com service) since sometime in the mid-2000s when X2V was first developed and deployed.

Client Support

iOS Safari

  • Mobile Safari on iOS 10 appears to support "webcal:" links and when activated presents the user with a dialog like:
"Subscribe to the Calendar “calendarname”?" 
     [ Subscribe ] [ Cancel ]

If you choose Subscribe, the dialog changes to

"The Calendar “calendarname” has been added"
     [ View Events ] [ Done ]

If you choose View Events, the Calendar app opens to show you events in a list view with the events from the calendar you just subscribed to.

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