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XML-RPC Server for Indian Blogs

After listening to Srijith and Kiruba, I have added a XML-RPC server and a XML-RPC client to Blog Portal. I haven't yet documented it, but it will work just like Weblog.com's ping interface.

Use of XML-RPC Client:
Starting now, if you ping blog portal, the updates will percolate to weblogs.com.

Use of XML-RPC Server:
Here's a specimen request to automate pinging of Kamat Blog Portal:

Ping Request via XML-RPC

Now I am taking name suggestions for this server.

I thought of reusing the name Narad, my retired crawler. So the XML-RPC path would be http://kamat.org/community/narad.

5:30 PM Some suggestions recieved: Makdee, Jal, BlogTrickle, BlogDalal, Remocon.

7:45 PM I have called the XML-RPC Server as Remokon. Here are more details on how to use it.

  • The URI is http://www.kamat.org/community/remocon.asp
  • It takes two parameters, both strings, first one is a blog URL, and the second one is a Pickup line.
  • ping(BlogURL,PickupLine) returns a message whether or not the ping was successful.
  • PickupLine is a oneliner you can use to entice readers to your latest entry. If you use a blog tool with BlogPostTitle property, it can be the BlogPostTitle. FYI, the Blog Portal already knows the Titleof the Blog, its keywords,and annotation. It is my belief that a combination of editor-reviewed blogs, and author-submitted pings would constitute a worthwhile portal.
  • For more details, read Weblog.com's API
  • Report defects to me via email at Contact Kamats

I also like Srijith's idea of an email interface to the blog portal. I have already implemented it, but I am not so sure if I should publicize the address, due to fear of spam.

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• Checkout my tacky new icon for Weblogs

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Tuesday, December 17, 2002
Last Modified: 1/30/2003
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