2.1. Formatting Conventions
The elements defined in this memo are defined in prose. Many of the terms used to describe these have common usage that is different than the standards usage of this memo. In order to reference, within this memo, elements of the calendaring and scheduling model, core object (this memo), or interoperability protocol [2446bis] some formatting conventions have been used. Calendaring and scheduling roles are referred to in quoted-strings of text with the first character of each word in uppercase. For example, "Organizer" refers to a role of a "Calendar User" within the scheduling protocol defined by [2446bis]. Calendar components defined by this memo are referred to with capitalized, quoted-strings of text. All calendar components start with the letter "V". For example, "VEVENT" refers to the event calendar component, "VTODO" refers to the to-do calendar component, and "VJOURNAL" refers to the daily journal calendar component. Scheduling methods defined by iTIP [2446bis] are referred to with capitalized, quoted-strings of text. For example, "REQUEST" refers to the method for requesting a scheduling calendar component be created or modified, and "REPLY" refers to the method a recipient of a request uses to update their status with the "Organizer" of the calendar component.
The properties defined by this memo are referred to with capitalized, quoted-strings of text, followed by the word "property". For example, "ATTENDEE" property refers to the iCalendar property used to convey the calendar address of a calendar user. Property parameters defined by this memo are referred to with lowercase, quoted-strings of text, followed by the word "parameter". For example, "value" parameter refers to the iCalendar property parameter used to override the default value type for a property value. Enumerated values defined by this memo are referred to with capitalized text, either alone or followed by the word "value". For example, the "MINUTELY" value can be used with the "FREQ" component of the "RECUR" value type to specify repeating components based on an interval of one minute or more.
The following table lists the different characters from the [US-ASCII] character set that is referenced in this document. For each character, the table specifies the character name used throughout this document, along with its US-ASCII decimal codepoint.
+------------------------+-------------------+ | Character name | Decimal codepoint | +------------------------+-------------------+ | HTAB | 9 | | LF | 10 | | CR | 13 | | DQUOTE | 22 | | SPACE | 32 | | PLUS SIGN | 43 | | COMMA | 44 | | HYPHEN-MINUS | 45 | | PERIOD | 46 | | SOLIDUS | 47 | | COLON | 58 | | SEMICOLON | 59 | | LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N | 78 | | LATIN CAPITAL LETTER T | 84 | | LATIN CAPITAL LETTER X | 88 | | LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z | 90 | | BACKSLASH | 92 | | LATIN SMALL LETTER N | 110 | +------------------------+-------------------+
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