June 23rd, 2002


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I'm not sure how (or if) this is helpful, but

the earlier versions of my clients posted to here:
/cgi-bin/log.cgi HTTP/1.0
this still works about half the time.

The newer versions of my clients post to here:
/cgi-bin/log.cgi /interface/flat HTTP/1.0
this doesn't work at all.

Also if someone could post a note to "status.livejournal.com" saying that the clients (or at least Phoenix) are broken, I and my inbox would appreciate it very much.


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Off-site linking

Hi! I've been massively interested in the developments of LiveJournal, and I've had at least one paid account as long as I can remember...

Anyway, some of my friends and I were discussing the issues of bandwidth on LJ, and we were wondering if it wouldn't be possible to allow an option to host journal icons off-site, for those of us who would like a greater range of user icons in posting without having to further tax LJ's resources. I wasn't sure myself how difficult including such an option would be, but we figured it would be best to at least drop a line to somebody who might be able to do something about it.


PATCHES: Preformatted bio (Take 3)


Provides a "Don't auto-format" option for user bios.


Reference: lj_dev:404019, lj_dev:405065

These patches are revisions and fixes from previous proposals.

Requires that has_bio on table user be altered from an enum('Y','N') to an enum('Y','N','A').

My continued apologies for the lack of an accessible online test. I'm still trying to find a decent web host.


livejournal/bin/fingerd.pl Tested
livejournal/bin/upgrading/en.dat Tested
livejournal/bin/upgrading/update-db-general.pl Tested
livejournal/htdocs/editinfo.bml Tested
livejournal/htdocs/userinfo.bml Tested
livejournal/htdocs/utf8convert.bml Tested

PATCH: lj-raw tag disables auto-formatting


New lj-raw tag disables auto-formatting.


As suggested by bradfitz, this patch provides a lj-raw tag, which disables auto-insertion of line breaks.

Example of usage:

  <H3>Stuff To Do</H3>
    <LI>Distribute LJ Virus</LI>
    <LI>Replace Brad with clone</LI>
    <LI>Take over LiveJournal</LI>

(The above code enclosed in lj-raw tags will not be auto-formatted, but

The lj-raw tag doesn't have to be closed; it'll work throughout your entry, comment, or bio.

Is there any reason why style attributes are stripped from the bio? Unsafe code is already being stripped from style attributes, so I don't see any reason for this. I've changed this in the patch.

Also includes some minor code cleanups, primarily converting tabs to spaces.


livejournal/cgi-bin/cleanhtml.pl Tested