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grenesto

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Message Posted On Thursday, July 5th 2012 at 1:47 pm
My iCal feed is not showing anything on my Google Calendar. Does anyone have the same problem?
MrM

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Message Posted On Saturday, July 7th 2012 at 3:29 am
Yes, I've been having the same problem for the past month or so. The feed seems to be working fine if I click on the link, it just doesn't show up in Google Calender. Any ideas?
MrM

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Message Posted On Saturday, July 7th 2012 at 3:45 am
I just ran the feed through an online validator (http://icalvalid.cloudapp.net/?id=634772542201969681) and it seems to have some major problems:
- The DESCRIPTION property is invalid; commas must be escaped in text fields.
- Line endings must be a Carriage Return/Line Feed (CRLF) pair.
- The VERSION property should be the first property on the calendar. Some calendar clients cannot properly parse the calendar otherwise.
- Empty lines are not compatible with all applications.

This is probably the reason why it's not working in GCal.
Netwalker48

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Message Posted On Wednesday, July 25th 2012 at 3:19 pm
I really wish TVRage would get serious about the RSS feeds. There is a long, voluminous history of the feeds not working. Don't they do any testing of the feeds at all? Come on TVRage, fix, test the feeds!
Blae

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Message Posted On Monday, July 30th 2012 at 4:48 am
I've fixed most of the indicated problems on the ical feed, can you try again and let me know if it works now?
klf11

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Message Posted On Monday, July 30th 2012 at 10:15 am
Seems to be working now, but there is a \ following commas , example, damages 5x04 ep name, "I Love You\, Mommy" bit unsightly seeing a bunch of \ every where, effects show names aswell
Blae

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Message Posted On Monday, July 30th 2012 at 11:32 am
Hah. Is that in Google Calendar or in another application?

I checked the specification regarding escaping a , and it indeed states

Quote:
The "TEXT" property values may also contain special characters
that are used to signify delimiters, such as a COMMA character for
lists of values or a SEMICOLON character for structured values.
In order to support the inclusion of these special characters in
"TEXT" property values, they MUST be escaped with a BACKSLASH
character. A BACKSLASH character in a "TEXT" property value MUST
be escaped with another BACKSLASH character. A COMMA character in
a "TEXT" property value MUST be escaped with a BACKSLASH
character. A SEMICOLON character in a "TEXT" property value MUST
be escaped with a BACKSLASH character.
Blae

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Message Posted On Monday, July 30th 2012 at 11:42 am
I just tried it for myself in Google Calendar and it looks fine, don't see any backslashes at episodes with a "," in the episode name.
klf11

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Message Posted On Monday, July 30th 2012 at 12:58 pm
*grumbles at the specs* i see now... i'll work on fixing it in my app to be more proper, thanks for the replies.
Blae

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Message Posted On Monday, July 30th 2012 at 2:31 pm
Alright, good to hear. Let me know if there are any other problems with the feeds.

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