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fu ([personal profile] fu) wrote2011-01-11 12:54 am

Supporting Atom Publishing Protocol

I've been working on updating our implementation of the Atom Publishing Protocol for Bug 852, and I have a patch up there now.

Have several longish comments, but the short version is that our implementation was old to the point where I don't think any clients could use it, so I have felt free to break the old URLs while updating our implementation.

That is, I've removed support for:
http://www.dreamwidth.org/interface/atomapi/username/* (completely broken;
username had no effect on which journal the interface would use)

And I've implemented a new interface:

GET: service document / used to discover the APP URLs we provide

GET : lists the entries
POST: makes a new entry

GET: lists the journal's tags

GET: retrieves entry 123
PUT: edits entry 123
DELETE: deletes entry 123

Does anyone have any concrete reasons I shouldn't push forward with this?

Also, any suggestions for how / whether to support posting to communities? What URL should we use? :-)
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[personal profile] matgb 2011-01-10 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Second set of URLs has some broken code , I think it's a missing " in the cut text.

Definitely need to support posting to comms, but client protocol stuff is completely beyond me (trying to learn it though, in the process of updating Delicious Glue, simple enough for a newbie to get working, only, well, I can't do anything beyond the basics). Essentially, if a client won't let me post to a comm, it's not a client I can use. And I'm not a heavy Comm user.
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[personal profile] matgb 2011-01-10 05:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I would say the latter two work to be consistent, the former might be a good shortcut, but could be confusing, especially for client authors that aren't normally DW users?

On most other platforms that I know of, username and blogname are always separate, so having a shortcut for people posting to just their journal may confuse those used to those standards.

But, given my complete lack of knowledge of this field, I don't know.
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[personal profile] matgb 2011-01-10 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Thought occurs. Why not put them on the subdomains themselves?


Is that possible or would it require too much duplication/redirecting?

Or does ATOM include auto detection in some way? I'm partially thinking mid term, if/when we get domain mapping setup, there will be some that'll make their setup appear completely separate from DW.
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[staff profile] mark 2011-01-12 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
I am 100% for "username.dreamwidth.org/interface/atom" ... that's what we use for everything else, right?