12 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2014 7:05 PM by Stu_9
Perry Lehman Level 1 Level 1

I've tried several times to import NASCAR 2014 schedules into iCal but they don't show.  Clicking the download link will initiate the download to iCal, and then iCal prompts me for a "calender" to store the events (which I select), and then nothing!  Any clues would be much appreicated.


The file type in my downloads folder is:  eventst.calendarDownload.ics

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
Solved by John Maisey on Nov 16, 2013 1:34 AM Solved
Hi Perry, The calendar has been created using dates in a format that Calendar will not accept because they are not correct. If you open the file in a text editor you will see the dates are like this: 20130221T090000-0500  These are presumably five hours behind UTC, but they should actually be either set as 'floating time' with no offset, UTC time ending in the letter 'Z' or they should relate to a timezone stated in the file.  The specifications for the .ics file format specifically state they should not be in the format which has been used. See: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2445.txt section "4.3.5   Date-Time". It is either possible to manually correct the file yourself, or you could let the nascar.com website people know and ask them to correct it. Best wishesJohn M
Reply by Perry Lehman on Nov 16, 2013 4:35 AM Helpful
John, thanks for the solution!  I will fix the .ics file manually by first converting it to a .txt file (just change the file extension) and then edit the date data to compy with the standard you supplied. Thanks! Perry

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