March 20th, 2002

Item ID

Yes I know, this is probably the wrong place to post this message.
I won't know that until one of you tell me this after I post.

Could someone explain to me exactly how the itemid scheme works?

It seems that in come cases, you have a URL like this:

And other times, you have a URL like this:

Both URL's refer to the same exact post.
What's the difference?
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    anxious anxious



Not sure if this is the appropriate forum for this post, but it appears to be quite a nasty little bug.

A noframes tag in a journal entry causes all content below the tag to disappear. "All content" not restricted to the journal entry where the tag is found. All journal entries folllowing the tag are wiped out as well. Not only does this happen on the users's recent page, it affects any page they are listed on as a friend in a similar fashion. Naughty indeed.

want to offer to volunteer . . .

I'm not a coder, particularly -- but i'm a very good tester. So i thought i'd drop an offer in here -- if anyone wants me to test new features, etc., i'm remarkably good at pounding on things until they break, and at documenting the point they broke at. <wry grin>

If this isn't the appropriate venue for me to make this offer, someone please let me know and i'll remove the post.

Morgan Webb 2

db schema change?

Has there been a change in the DB schema for logprop or logprop2? Has the varchar value been reduced from 255 to 100? The reason I'm asking is that a user's music current field will only display 100 characters. If this has been changed, when did it occur and what was the reason ... so that I can explain to the user.
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    Nobuo Uematsu - Succession of Witches

A Request for Understanding

I hope this isn't too off topic. Having been reading suggestions for a short while now, one recurrent request that I have seen and share is the possibility to have free text moods with icons. I don't really know enough about LiveJournal to know where to start digging through the code, or learn how the system as a whole hangs together, but with my background I do know just enough to be dangerous.

So far as I understand the small subset of the table structure, the tables are laid out as follows:

logtext ---- log ---< logprop (logproplist)

Where logprop is in a many to one relationship with the log table, and the logproplist table contains reference data for each property type. Included in this data set are values for current_mood as text and current_moodid as numeric.

What I don't understand appears relatively simple. The logprop table can store any logproplist type for a journal entry including, presumably, both text and numeric values for mood. While I may be oversimplifying it seems that allowing both of these values to be stored would be the most elegant way of allowing free moods with icons to be held, without requiring any changes to the existing data structure or existing entries.

Presumably, the current code when building a page to view looks up either current_mood or current_moodid and constructs the HTML accordingly, replacing current_moodid with both image and text. Would it not be possible to look up current_moodid, and then look up current_mood. If a current_mood is specified, it would override the text string defaulted in current_moodid.

Once the server side was changed, the client interface and the individual clients could more gradually be amended, allowing the submission and storage of both pieces of information. (The web interface specifies either or entry, while client interfaces would need slightly more modification)

It seems to me that for what appears on the surface to be a relatively simple adjustment, allowing two pieces of data currently considered exclusive to both be stored, there must be some information I am missing as to why this could not be done, or reasons why the idea has already been discarded.
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    Soilwork - Like The Average Stalker