<atom:source> element ... is it supported by any free blogging service?

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  1. Matìj Cepl

    Matìj Cepl Guest


    I've got an idea to make a simple Java program to push locally stored
    atom file to Blogger. For that I need to know which entry from the local
    file was already published to the server and which not. A moment of
    studying the problem I've found perfectly suitable part of Atom format
    for it ... <atom:source><atom:id>oldURI</atom:id></atom:source> can
    preserve my old ID!

    So, I've wrote
    and hoped it will work. After beating hopelessly again HTTP Error 400
    Bad Request for some time, I've discovered that the culprit is exactly
    <atom:source> element.

    See http://code.google.com/p/gdata-issues/issues/detail?id=1912 for
    simple reproducer. Just with this Atom entry file:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <entry xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom">
    <title>John 3:17 or The Golden Middle Ground Between Grace and

    <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en">
    <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

    <p>There is a couple of things, which make for me sense together
    (and I am not sure, of course, whether they will make sense to
    ... discussion I would like to have with Dave.</p>

    and this script:


    # Authenticate
    G_AUTH_TOKEN=$(curl 2>/dev/null
    https://www.google.com/accounts/ClientLogin \
    -d Email=GoogleLogin \
    -d Passwd=passwd \
    -d accountType=GOOGLE \
    -d source=curlExample \
    -d service=blogger \
    | grep '^Auth=' | cut -c 6-)

    # Post on my blog.
    curl -v --request POST -H "Content-Type: application/atom+xml;
    charset=utf-8" \
    -H "Authorization: GoogleLogin auth=$G_AUTH_TOKEN" \
    "http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1595365174292209830/posts/default" \
    --data "@test-entry.atom"

    I get 400 Bad Request. When I remove <atom:source> element from the
    file, post gets created perfectly.

    Do I do anything wrong with <atom:source> element, or is Blogger broken?
    Does anybody know whether Wordpress (my other candidate for blogging
    platform, actually I would prefer, I am trying to move away from Google
    as much as possible) or any other freely available blogging platform
    works better?

    Thanks a lot,

    Matìj Cepl

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    Matìj Cepl, Mar 15, 2010
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