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Parameter Name

SCHEDULE-FORCE-SEND

Purpose

To force a scheduling message to be sent to the calendar user specified by the property.

Format Definition

This property parameter is defined by the following notation:

  scheduleforcesendparam = "SCHEDULE-FORCE-SEND" "="
                      ("REQUEST"    ; Force a "REQUEST"
                     / "REPLY"      ; Force a "REPLY"
                     / iana-token)
  ;
  ; "iana-token" is defined in Section 3.1 of [RFC5545].  Its value
  ; MUST be an IANA-registered iCalendar "METHOD" property value.

Description

This property parameter MAY be specified on "ATTENDEE" and "ORGANIZER" properties on which the "SCHEDULE-AGENT" property parameter is set to the value "SERVER" or is not specified. This property parameter is used to force a server to send a scheduling message to a specific calendar user in situations where the server would not send a scheduling message otherwise (e.g., when no change that warrants the delivery of a new scheduling message was performed on the scheduling object resource). An "Organizer" MAY specify this parameter on an "ATTENDEE" property with the value "REQUEST" to force a "REQUEST" scheduling message to be sent to this "Attendee". An "Attendee" MAY specify this parameter on the "ORGANIZER" with the value "REPLY" to force a "REPLY" scheduling message to be sent to the "Organizer".

Servers MUST NOT preserve this property parameter in scheduling object resources, nor include it in any scheduling messages sent as the result of a scheduling operation.

Clients MUST NOT include this parameter in any scheduling messages that they themselves send.

Servers MUST set the "SCHEDULE-STATUS" parameter of the "ATTENDEE" or "ORGANIZER" to 2.3 (i.e., "Success; invalid property parameter ignored"; see Section 3.6 of [RFC5546]) when the "SCHEDULE-FORCE- SEND" parameter is set to an iana-token value they do not recognize.

Example:

  ORGANIZER;SCHEDULE-FORCE-SEND=REPLY:mailto:cyrus@example.com
  ATTENDEE;SCHEDULE-FORCE-SEND=REQUEST:mailto:bernard@example.com

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