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Property Name

ORGANIZER

Purpose

This property defines the organizer for a calendar component.

Value Type

CAL-ADDRESS

Property Parameters

IANA, non-standard, language, common name, directory entry reference, and sent-by property parameters can be specified on this property.

Conformance

This property MUST be specified in an iCalendar object that specifies a group-scheduled calendar entity. This property MUST be specified in an iCalendar object that specifies the publication of a calendar user's busy time. This property MUST NOT be specified in an iCalendar object that specifies only a time zone definition or that defines calendar components that are not group-scheduled components, but are components only on a single user's calendar.

Description

This property is specified within the "VEVENT", "VTODO", and "VJOURNAL" calendar components to specify the organizer of a group-scheduled calendar entity. The property is specified within the "VFREEBUSY" calendar component to specify the calendar user requesting the free or busy time. When publishing a "VFREEBUSY" calendar component, the property is used to specify the calendar that the published busy time came from.

The property has the property parameters "CN", for specifying the common or display name associated with the "Organizer", "DIR", for specifying a pointer to the directory information associated with the "Organizer", "SENT-BY", for specifying another calendar user that is acting on behalf of the "Organizer". The non-standard parameters may also be specified on this property. If the "LANGUAGE" property parameter is specified, the identified language applies to the "CN" parameter value.

Format Definition

This property is defined by the following notation:

 organizer  = "ORGANIZER" orgparam ":"
              cal-address CRLF

 orgparam   = *(
            ;
            ; The following are OPTIONAL,
            ; but MUST NOT occur more than once.
            ;
            (";" cnparam) / (";" dirparam) / (";" sentbyparam) /
            (";" languageparam) /
            ;
            ; The following is OPTIONAL,
            ; and MAY occur more than once.
            ;
            (";" other-param)
            ;
            )

Example

The following is an example of this property

 ORGANIZER;CN=John Smith:mailto:jsmith@example.com

The following is an example of this property with a pointer to the directory information associated with the organizer:

 ORGANIZER;CN=JohnSmith;DIR="ldap://example.com:6666/o=DC%20Ass
  ociates,c=US???(cn=John%20Smith)":mailto:jsmith@example.com

The following is an example of this property used by another calendar user who is acting on behalf of the organizer, with responses intended to be sent back to the organizer, not the other calendar user:

 ORGANIZER;SENT-BY="mailto:jane_doe@example.com":
  mailto:jsmith@example.com

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