« FAQ »1. How do I publish a calendar on the internet?
2. How do I customize calendar header?
3. How to disallow anonymous users from creating calendars?
4. How to assign calendar administrators?
5. How to enable/disable document upload?
6. Can I enter events using the command line?
7. Is it possible to batch create multiple calendars?
8. Are there plans to add RDBMS support?
9. Can I synchronize events with my Palm Pilot?
10. Can I link a document to an event?
11. How do I add icons to my calendar?
12. The script is working, but no icons were pulled up, why?
13. How do I broadcast an event to all calendars?
14. I get a 'not a valid word' error when creating a calendar. What is wrong?
15. How to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in my calendar?
16. How do I embed a small month calendar in a html page?
17. Is there a way to reject events from a corporate calendar?
18. How do I tell if webcal is running under mod_perl?
19. Can one subscribe a calendar to receive email reminders?
20. What are "Virtual Calendar Groups" for?
Q1. How do I publish a calendar on the internet?
By default, webCalendar requires authentication when accessing a calendar. This means a user has to login to view a calendar. To bypass the authentication check, append anonymous=1 to the cgi query string. This option installs the browser with a special anonymous identity which enables the user to view the relevent calendar. Both public and private calendars can be published this way. For example, the following URL publish the calendar for classroom class10.Q2. How do I customize calendar header?
To customize the default calendar header for a site, define the variable headerCode in site configuration file webcalConfig.pm. The header code must be valid html code. The following special tags may be used.Q3. How to disallow anonymous users from creating calendars?
In webcalConfig.pm, set the variableQ4. How to assign calendar administrators?
In webcalConfig.pm, the variableQ5. How to enable/disable document upload?
In webcalConfig.pm, modify the following variablesQ6. Can I enter events using the command line?'allowImageUpload' => 0, 'maximumImageFileSize'=> 100000, 'reviewImageUpload' => 1, 'ImageUploadReviewer' => 'a/b,c/d',as needed. If
The distribution contains a fileQ7. Is it possible to batch create multiple calendars?
Yes if you're running webcal on a Unix server. There is a perl scriptQ8. Are there plans to add RDBMS support?
No. Some features in webcal are hard, if not impossible, to translate to database queries. RDBMS support requires major overhull of the current code.Q9. Can I synchronize events with my Palm Pilot?
You cannot.Q10. Can I link a document to an event?
Yes. You can either upload the document to your webserver, or privide a URI for your document. Please note that document uploading is controlled by a site configuration variable and maybe disabled by your system administrator.Q11. How do I add icons to my calendar?
First, you system or calendar administrator has to enable image upload at your site. To see whether document upload is enabled, go to an event editor, if you see a small Image Upload below the What label, document upload is allowed. However, a review policy is most likely enforced for image uploads. You can upload icons, but it won't show up until someone at your site approves them.Q12. The script is working, but no icons were pulled up, why?
Check the variablesQ13. How do I broadcast an event to all calendars?'fimgdirurl'=>"...", 'imgdirurl'=>"...",in webcalConfig.pm, see if you can retrieve anything using a browser from the URL
Create a calendar and declare it as a corporate calendar inQ14. I get a 'not a valid word' error when creating a calendar. What is wrong?
Most likely your webserver cannot write to the calendar spool directory. Make sure your webserver owns the spool directory.Q15. How to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in my calendar?
If you want to customize your style sheet, go to the options screen and click on the Create Font Style link on the navigation bar. The CSS dialogue window will pop up. At the bottom of the CSS dialogue, there is a link that let you customize a personal style sheet.Q16. How do I embed a small month calendar in a html page?
Use the <iframe> tag. This will only work with recent browsers, like mozilla, opera, netscape6 and IE5.Q17. Is there a way to reject events from a corporate calendar?
Yes, there is a calendar option "Ignore corporate calendar" on the calendar options screen. Select it will prevent a corporate calendar from adding events to your calendar. For existing corporative events, you have to delete them manually. For new calendars, you can use the "erase your calendar" form on the admin screen to clear your calendar.Q18. How do I tell if webcal is running under mod_perl?
Use the version command. While viewing your calendar, enter a URI like http://webcal.ma.utexas.edu/webcal/wcal?c=version in the location bar and hit enter. It should report back something likeQ19. Can one subscribe a calendar to receive email reminders?OS: linux httpd 5.006001 mod_perl 1.26If webcal is not running under mod_perl, the server would be perl instead of httpd.
WebCalendar itself does not support mailing lists. However, you can turn a calendar into a subscription service with the help of a mailing list manager. To do so, install a mailing list manager first, and create a mailing list for the service you want to provide. Then change the email address for the calendar you want to publish to the email address of the your mailing list. Email reminders will be posted to the mailing list after the change.Q20. What are "Virtual Calendar Groups" for?
Virtual Calendar Group is a feature added in 2.8.6i. It allows you to arrange calendars on a calendar server into different groups. Calendar names are not visible to members outside its group.
Last updated: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 17:47:10 CST