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[May. 18th, 2005|05:42 pm]
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Hello! I'm going to implement off-line lj client which supposed to consolidate information from friend's journals, store it on pocket pc and allow to read journals when client is disconnected. But I've read some posts in this community and it made me wonder - Does such programm behaviour permitted by policy?
ps: sorry for English
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[User Picture]From: clayfoot
2005-05-25 09:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I did find those same links buried somewhere on LiveJournal. Now, I've got Perl script that generates an authenticated RSS friends feed with caching. I'm working on getting it up to a web server (I've already got a version hosted that doesn't do caching or authentication). How would you handle getting the username and password for the web version? Would you use a form to pick it up, or create a small digest authorization front end that just passes the username and password along to LiveJournal?

And as long as I'm asking, why in the world does the atom feed have different information than the RSS feed? For example, the atom feed has the username and contact email in the <author> section of the feed. The RSS feed has the contact email as the author. If the user doesn't have a contact email on file, the RSS feed item doesn't even include the <author> section. For example:

Atom:

<entry>
    <title mode="escaped">A Title</title>
    <id>urn:lj:livejournal.com:atom1:exampleusername:99999</id>
    <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/exampleusername/99999.html"/>
    <issued>2005-05-25T12:00:00</issued>
    <modified>2005-05-25T13:00:00Z</modified>
    <author>
        <name>exampleusername</name>
        <email>exampleusername@mail.com</email>
    </author>
    <content type="text/html" mode="escaped">
        <p>Example entry</p>
    </content>
</entry>

RSS:

<item>
    <guid isPermaLink="true">
        http://www.livejournal.com/users/exampleusername/99999.html
    </guid>
    <pubDate>Wed, 25 May 2005 13:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
    <title>A Title</title>
    <author>exampleusername@mail.com</author>
    <link>
        http://www.livejournal.com/users/exampleusername/99999.html
    </link>
    <description>
        <p>Example entry</p>
    </description>
    <comments>
        http://www.livejournal.com/users/exampleusername/99999.html
    </comments>
</item>
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