Cross-client Interoperability Considerations

If you intend to have users accessing the DAViCal CalDAV Server with more than one client then you should attempt to structure the URLs which they use to access the system in the way that Mulberry does it.

Basically, Mulberry breaks the URL into three parts:

  • The host name
  • The root path
  • Calendar namespace

The host name is, of course, up to you. The 'root path' should be /caldav.php/ and anything following that is the calendar namespace.

Within the calendar namespace DAViCal uses the first element of the path as the user or 'princpal' name, so that a client connecting at the root path can see all of the (accessible) users and resources available to them (Mulberry displays this hierarchy) with any calendars below that.

This means that in Evolution, Lightning and other software wanting a 'calendar' URL you should specify a URL which is something like:

DAViCal creates two collections automatically when a user is created. In recent versions these are called 'calendar' and 'addressbook'. Some software also makes it easy to create more calendars and addressbooks, or you can create more through DAViCal's web interface, also.

In older versions of DAViCal (pre the default calendar was named 'home' and there was no default addressbook.