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Urgh Sep. 12th, 2003 03:02 pm
Have persuaded IP5 to talk XMLRPC to LJ. This should be easier.

However I have, in the meantime, learned a fair bit of XMLRPC.

From: dennyd
Date: September 12th, 2003 - 07:30 am (Link)
Ooh, nice. How is it to work with?
From: wechsler
Date: September 12th, 2003 - 07:52 am (Link)
Which? LJ, PHP, XMLRPC, or specific combinations thereof?
From: dennyd
Date: September 12th, 2003 - 08:07 am (Link)
XMLRPC. LJ coding I'm not getting into until I've got a few years spare, because I'll probably be unable to resist over-commiting myself yet again once I start at it. PHP is quite a way down my things to learn list given that I can probably already do mostly the same stuff with Perl.
From: wechsler
Date: September 12th, 2003 - 08:14 am (Link)
Making XMLRPC queries to remote sites is moderately pleasant, it really depends on the usability of the library - and I know that the Perl XML-RPC module must be a lot better than the PHP builtin stuff.

The PHP module (not included in the default compile) provides only object / XML conversion functions - you'll need your own HTTP client functions (which I had, but they ended up needing some debugging...)

The real question now is, "What am I going to do with this?" There should be a new XMLRPC LJ API out soon, which is the main reason I wanted to try this, and I've also got a SOAP interface to Amazon in IP5; I believe google and ebay also provide web APIs but I don't know what else is out there.