December 3rd, 2002

Me - Boat
  • tcb

RSS vs. Screenscraping

This actually harkens back to gravitrue's post of Nov 13, but I felt that perhaps a new thread might be more productive.

Obviously the LJ implementation of RSS has a very critical missing component; comments.

I too would like to work on some sort of LJ->email gateway, and had hoped for something more elegant than what seems to be called screenscraping. Are there any LJ maintainers reading this forum? Do you have any insight into what the best way to handle this is? I'm sure this isn't a new problem..

If screenscraping is the only workable method, is there a preferred methodology that limits the hit on the servers as much as possible?