August 26th, 2009

export.bml broken

Dear LJ developers,
starting from August 21 (around 23:00 GMT),
the export of entries and comments has broken, and gives an error
"XML Parsing Error: no element found
Line Number 1, Column 1:"

The broken services:
http://www.livejournal.com/export.bml and
http://www.livejournal.com/export_comments.bml

Here are people also complaining
http://community.livejournal.com/ljarchive/73844.html

Are you going to address the issue, and when?

Many thanks in advance!
tintype

LJ Production Fixed

We broke something in Perlbal late last week, but it is fixed now. Sorry for the inconvenience. The change was specific to our Production setup, and was not checked in to the LJ codebase.

Atom feeds, email posting with photos, entry and comment exporting and mobile apps were among the features negatively affected. Thank you for providing information around the problems you encountered and when they started to show up.