Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to ericfolkerth)
You have a couple of things wrong.
You don't need a Mac to have an iCloud account.
You only need an iCloud account to share a private calendar, public calendars can be seen by any one with a calendar application that supports calendar sharing, e.g. Outlook.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2012 12:38 AM (in response to ericfolkerth)
I have searched everywhere I know to search
It would appear you didn't look in the most obvious place - the iCloud Help:
There NO way to publicly share a "read only" calendar so others can read it on their machines...
Yes there is, described on the iCloud Help pages, linked above.
This seems outrageous.
Outage is not required. Just follow the instructions Apple provides in the Help.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 6:33 PM (in response to Julian Wright)
It's been an awful long time since I posted this, but I want to follow up and be clear that this info absolutely did NOT solve my problem.
Yes, I am fully aware that an invidiual calendar (public) can be shared with anyone.
What is still not possible is easily publicly sharing a group of calendars with somebody...without forcing them to have an Apple ID and iCloud.
Previously, iCal allowed you to publish calendars in a way that you could publish groups of them together, and you could create code that would generate said calendar on a static website...so that folks could go and VIEW you calendar at any time.
To solve this issue, I really don't need interactive calendars with other users....just the ability to publish to a website that I can refer folks to.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 1:21 AM (in response to ericfolkerth)
I want to follow up and be clear that this info absolutely did NOT solve my problem.
It DID solve the problem as you presented it. At no point did you mention anything about looking to publish a static calendar in a web viewable form (HTML). You stated, and I quote:
"There NO way to publicly share a "read only" calendar so others can read it on their machines....via rss or some other industry standard?"
CalDAV is that "industry standard" you asked for, and subscribing to a CalDAV calendar does allow "others to read it on their machines".
How are we to know that what you actually wanted is something totally different to what you asked for?