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Re: If you want "Fat Pings" just use Atom!
Joe Gregorio wrote:
> Why not POST the Atom Entry, ala the Atom Publishing Protocol?
Essentially, LiveJournal is making this data available to anybody who
wishes to access it, without any need to register or to invent a unique API.
I can, and have, accessed the LiveJournal stream from behind both a
firewall and a NAT device. Doing so requires the client to initiate the
request. Therefore, if you really wanted to turn this around, the
client would need to initiate a POST, and the server would need to
return the "Fat Pings" as the response.
I talked to Brad - in fact, I had independently made the same suggestion
that Bob did. Brad indicated that if there were clients with different
requirements, he was amenable to accommodating each - endpoints are cheap.
- Sam Ruby