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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: jphekman
2006-04-25 07:31 pm (UTC)
What's S2? (Googling got me lots of irrelevant hits.)
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[User Picture]From: lifftchi
2006-04-25 07:32 pm (UTC)
I mean, a livejournal S2 style. It's really quite a full-blown programming environment, believe it or not.
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[User Picture]From: jphekman
2006-04-25 07:37 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Can it allow me to do the following?

* Not show me posts that I've already seen (default friendslist just shows me a bunch of recent things even if I've already read them)

* Let me mark a post that I've already seen as "save" and continue to show it to me until I unmark it

* Update by itself, without my having to hit reload

* Have two frames, one with a set of folders which I can open to show a list of friends that I've sorted into that folder, one with just the content of the post I'm currently viewing

? If so then that does seem to be the way to go. Maybe I should go read doc on that...
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[User Picture]From: jphekman
2006-04-25 08:21 pm (UTC)
After browsing S2 doc, it seems that it should almost be able to do what I want -- but I don't see whether it can save information between sessions; i.e., if I want to save a list of posts that I've already read so as not to be offered them again, where do I put that information? I thought of using cookies (even though that seems inelegant), but so far as I can tell, S2 isn't able to set cookies.

I think the reloading thing is just doable as an HTML refresh directive.
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