Michael Higgins (sui66iy) wrote in lj_clients,
Michael Higgins
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Client server API without a password

It occurred to me this morning that it would be amusing to quickly scan all my friends and pull up the music they've been listening to lately. The "obvious" way to do this is to parse the HTML on my friends page and pull the Music field. But that's brittle, and parsing HTML is generally not fun. So I thought I'd just use the client-server API (I've used the flat API in the past to make backups and build a text index of my journal).

This would work fine, if all I cared about were the music I've been listening to lately, since I know my password. But I want to scan other people's journals. However, it looks like I can't without sending a password. Is there any way to grab this kind of data? It doesn't seem to be in the RSS feed.

Since I'm not interested in accessing private data, I wonder why the API requires a password. Perhaps it's to prevent people from building scanners like this? ;-)
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