"The content of this URL does not conform to the iCalendar parsing specification."

Technote (troubleshooting)


Problem

When adding an ical feed to the calendar, user gets an error, "The content of this URL does not
conform to the iCalendar parsing specification."

Symptom

User gets error when adding an ical feed via calendar federation


Cause

The link that is pointing to the ics file is invalid

Environment

8.5.x

Diagnosing the problem

Download the ics file associated with the feed to your local machine. You should be able to import the file into Notes just fine.

Placing the ical feed's URL into a browser also fails.

Resolving the problem

In this case, a third party application called TripIt was being used to create the icalendar feed. It was found that the URL generated by TripIt was invalid. For additional assistance with this issue please contact the TripIt vendor for additional assistance.


In another case, the customer upgraded to Internet Explorer 9 which resolved the problem.



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Document information


More support for:

IBM Notes
Calendaring and Scheduling

Software version:

8.5, 8.5.1, 8.5.2, 8.5.3

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1608892

Modified date:

2013-02-18

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