Zorba the Hutt (zorbathut) wrote in lj_dev,
Zorba the Hutt

I'm thinking of writing an LJ-user-coincidence-finder (as in, "you and your friends consist of 95% of the users sharing the interest 'rarely added interest'") - one of the other things it would do is reproduce the webdot map that's now vanished. Client-side app. The only problem I've had is that the LJ protocol modelist doesn't include anything I can use to get *other* people's friends, interests, AIM number, etc - basically I want everything in non-full profile, minus the bio :) I suppose I could just snag the profile page and parse from there, but it seems wasteful of CPU power and bandwidth on both our ends, especially if the user has an enormous bio, plus it would be irksome when the format changes. Anybody know how easy it would be to add a getprofileinfo mode to the LJ protocol?

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