yarffaJ nalA (jnala) wrote in lj_dev,
yarffaJ nalA

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XML for LiveJournal entries, protocol

Client authors need a common format for saving/restoring journal entries, including their metadata. XML is a perfect fit for this. We should probably come up with a standard DTD so we don't have different clients duplicating work to come up with incompatible ways to do the same thing. I can write a draft proposal, or if Evan's doing it already, we can all use that.

I'd like to see the protocol use XML as well. That'd make the client's life really easy, and reduce the need to upgrade clients to track every little extra feature, at least with the text-oriented clients. Just wrap the entry in <lj-request user="username" hpass="s3krit"></lj-request> and send. :-)

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