July 26th, 2008

  • dartm

Livejournal vs. Windows Live Writer

Hello All,

I want to hack WLW to make support for user tags and (probably) mood and music.

1. In WLW for LJ interop Blogger API is used. Is in LJ Blogger API implementation any way to send metadata with post? Documentation states:
"LiveJournal-specific meta data (current mood and music) are supported by including a line consisting of lj-metadatakey: metadata in the post body (e.g. lj-mood: happy).", but when I'm trying to include such line in post body in WLW nothing happens. Is it problem of the way how WLW format post or LJ Blogger API have been changed?

2. Another way is to use ATOM Protocol. But WLW can't retrieve categories list. What version of ATOM protocol is used now?

Unfortunately, I haven't enough free time to write complete LJ XML-RPC API implementation for WLW, I can just rewrite or modify some methods in WLW.