The other day, I tried to interface to the preview page of LiveJournal (/preview/event.bml), and found that while it accepts my client, it does only display the subject and the event, nothing more — no date (if I use update.bml, it will display the date, though), no props (neither with update.bml), no nothing. Also it has no support for
<lj-cut>, which would be one of the most important features for a preview.
Obviously, I should make my own preview, but that has a couple issues:
- It’ll never look like the user’s page (every style differs, so downloading one from the preview page and extending it with my functionality is a dead end)
- It’s not what the site creates, therefore not as reliable as would be an on-line preview.
As a funny addition to these, update.bml has a couple parameters different from flat, such as the dates (year vs. date_dmy_yyyy) or the preformatted parameter (prop_opt_preformatted vs. event_format), while the others are the same — the preview page accepts the Flat-compatible names (prop_opt_preformatted — which is pretty much the only prop that works, and usejournal and pickw works too), and I totally couldn’t see where these things get converted. Anyway, it’s kinda funny.
Any crew-like person with any idea? :)
PS: psst, 0.1.86 is out with folded taglist menu and the aforementioned preview. It’s sexier than ever!