Text in iCalendar Appointments may be truncated

  • 7018885
  • 08-May-2017
  • 31-Jan-2018


Novell GroupWise 2014 R2
GroupWise Client
Text displayed incorrectly/incomplete/corrupt/broken/truncated
Appointments/attachments received from/sent by Cisco WebEx Conferencing


When some iCalendar (ICS) appointments are displayed, the main body of the text may be truncated.


This has been fixed in GroupWise 2014 R2 build 127096 or later.  The fix is also in the GroupWise 18 client.


If a .ICS attachment contains a non-break space (&nbsp) in the X-ALT-DESC section, everything after the first non-break space will be truncated.  For example, the .ICS used in the Additional Information section below appears as follows (note the first &nbsp appears after the Meeting Password which is where the text is truncated):

Additional Information

Example of an iCalendar appointment correctly displaying in the Mozilla Thunderbird email client:

The same appointment displayed in the GroupWise Client is truncated after the Meeting Password: