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Getting Memories list from client software? [Mar. 28th, 2005|02:20 pm]
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I'm considering ways to embed my LJ entries into a bigger personal website, listed by topic (Memories keyword). Basically I'd be looking at the LJ entries as a simple content repository, with my website acting as a client to that. I'm only concerned with public entries at the moment, not requiring authentication.

But - there doesn't appear to be a Memories api in the protocol document. It shows that I could access the friend list, and add a new entry or bring up an existing one by date, but getting the list of Memories doesn't appear to be a listed feature. I'd like to bring up a list of existing entries based on finding them in the Memories list, and then allow the user to choose them to view.

Am I out of luck (memories client api's are not provided), or am I just looking in the wrong place?

[User Picture]From: xb95
2005-03-28 10:40 pm (UTC)
There are no memory APIs at this time. It hasn't really been a priority, and the whole memory system needs a bit of an overhaul to better enable access. (It's big and bloated and slow, and adding an API would just trash it pretty badly, IMHO.)
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[User Picture]From: fbartho
2005-03-29 02:14 am (UTC)
If this is something only for your journal, you could easily scrape the memories page for your journal once a day... and build the links from that...

look up lj's rules for bots it seems to me that this would be a small job.
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