July 6th, 2004

LiveJournal not responding to XML-RPC posts

Starting a few weeks back, using my product, The Journal, to post to LiveJournal started having problems.

I have spent the afternoon bug-hunting, and determined that it's not me. Something in LiveJournal changed, and there's been very little that I can find about what that change might've been. No updates to documentation, for example.

Here's an example of a post that worked before:

POST /interface/xmlrpc/ HTTP/1.1
User Agent: The Journal 3
Host: www.livejournal.com
Content-type: text/xml
Content-length: 119


LJ.XMLRPC.getchallenge