how to manage holidays and other special events
JP <johannNO.petrakSPAM <at> chello.at>
2002-10-05 10:07:24 GMT
I think it is crucial to have special event types as some people already
have pointed out. Holidays should be special by several means:
Each holiday should have a list of country codes where it is valid.
This would make it is to have a drop down menu of all the country
codes and tick mark those you want to display in the calendar -
essential to plan business trips or business dates involving
people from several countries.
Currently it is hard to change the set of countries for
which to show holidays.
Holidays should by default be shown very small - e.g. just the
country code in red. One day could then concisely show holiday
information for several countries, e.g. like "(US)(UK)(ES)"
The tooltip would give the usual detailled information.
There should be a distinction of holidays (where business people
dont work), and festival days (traditional days of festivity, but not
free) - this is important to know in some countries when you want
to plan business trips.
Holdiay information should always contain a validity range!
This should also be a property of the file from which to
import the holiday info: calendar should alert the user
if he shows a date with invalid or expired holiday info.
Currently, some holdiays are valid forever, others only
one year, and it is easy to forget updating the info.
Normal events should allow repeat conditions like
"except on (UK) holiday" or "first (UK) workday"