September 17th, 2003

caricature, Ergotia's bitch

Draft protocol for publically available LiveJournal data.

I have made available a draft of the proposed new LJ Data Protocol. This protocol is for making LiveJournal data such as friends lists available to software such as Joule which currently "scrape" the information from "userinfo.bml" pages. Use of this protocol will reduce the load on LiveJournal servers and make the clients simpler, more efficient and more robust.

See discussions on 2003-09-09 led by ciphergoth and 2003-09-10 led by bradfitz.

Update: New version of the draft out, thanks to those who helped change it!