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login.bml [Oct. 25th, 2004|05:31 pm]
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For my client, I need (among other things) to be able to read protected post in other journal than mine (i.e. friend of mine made a specific friend-only post visible to me, I want to read it using client). I could not find corresponding XML-RPC method, so I've decided to use simple HTTP.
I did not want to reuse IE/Mozilla browser components, and started simple python script. I found that login.bml sends (md5(chal + md5(password)) as response, username in clear and empty password. So far so good. But I always get "user not found" error, which, I think, returned when there is a spelling error in username. I checked the headers and could not find whats wrong.
Can somebody help me ?

Update: resolved. API supports reading from shared journals. Good enough, at least for now.

[User Picture]From: dmierkin
2004-10-25 10:29 pm (UTC)
I would love to use client API instead of screen-scrape. I just could not find suitable methods there.
From what I could understand, I can't get specific post (knowing postid, for example, or date) using RSS feed. Please, correct me if I'm wrong.
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[User Picture]From: marksmith
2004-10-25 11:38 pm (UTC)
That's correct; in general, we don't want people scraping posts. :)
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