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[Nov. 25th, 2003|04:34 pm]
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[voiceman]
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Hi!

I want to ask if there's any possibility of viewing a friend's journal, posting to it or replying to a post from a client? It could be useful for J2ME clients...
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[User Picture]From: lordindra
2003-11-25 01:04 pm (UTC)
I don't think the API has anything to do that, but you could embed a lightweight web browser into your client.
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[User Picture]From: sprote
2003-11-25 06:30 pm (UTC)
The closest thing to accessing other people's journals is to parse their RSS feed (.../users/foobar/data/rss). It's just XML. The main limitation is that you can only get the last few entries, and the feeds for free users truncate the entry body pretty severely.

Not sure what you mean by "posting to [a friend's journal]". You can only post to your own journal or a community you belong to, using the 'postevent' command.

There is no API support for posting or reading comments, unfortunately.
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From: voiceman
2003-11-26 01:02 pm (UTC)

Thanx a lot

>Not sure what you mean by "posting to [a friend's journal]".
>You can only post to your own journal or a community you
>belong to, using the 'postevent' command

Yes yes, when I wrote "posting to it" I meant replying to it :P - It's too sad that I can't do it using clients...

>The closest thing to accessing other people's journals is to
>parse their RSS feed (.../users/foobar/data/rss). It's just
>XML. The main limitation is that you can only get the last
>few entries, and the feeds for free users truncate the entry
>body pretty severely.

Only for free users... Ouch... It could be used for getting topics... but if it's different for paid users... I don't think I can do anything with that :(

>but you could embed a lightweight web browser into your
>client.

The only problem is the size... I downloaded mine, it was 70kilobytes... That's too big (and expensive for me downloading that big amount of /mostly/ useless data via GPRS WAP :P) I also checked if I can get the valuable information from it -> I can't. Reason: Different style = Different methods to get a post...

There should be some commands similar to getevents and postevent for others' journals / replies.
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