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bloglines-style client for reading LJ [Apr. 25th, 2006|10:22 am]
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I want to be able to read locked posts in bloglines, and I want bloglines to support cut tags. Neither of these things are ever going to happen, so I'm thinking what I really need is a client for reading LJ that formats my friends list like bloglines does.

I don't believe such a thing exists. In fact, I don't see any clients for reading LJ, only for posting -- am I wrong?

I'm considering writing a Firefox plugin. You'd choose "open friends list" from a menu item, and it would open a new tab/window and display your friends list formatted in frames like bloglines does. Items would be able to be "kept new" (which I believe means I wouldn't be able to use greasemonkey, because I'd have to go make requests directly to LJ, not just reformat the existing presentation of the friendlist).

Am I off track at all? Any suggestions?

Thanks all!

[User Picture]From: boggyb
2006-04-25 06:29 pm (UTC)
Hmm. You should be able to get the itemids out of the RSS feed (the permalink). Use those to grab the actual entry, and grab it with the lynx style (which IIRC nukes just about all the custom layouts and leaves you with a very basic layout, plus the actual entry).
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[User Picture]From: jphekman
2006-04-25 06:39 pm (UTC)
Clever! Yes! That's very helpful, thanks.
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