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RSS and Atom in Action: Web 2.0 Building Blocks by Dave Johnson

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Chapter 9. Publishing with XML-RPC based APIs

By using the XML-RPC based Blogger and MetaWeblog APIs, your applications will have the power to post and edit blogs on almost any blog server.

If you need to create a program that publishes to a blog, as Rangu did in chapter 1, you can do the job with XML-RPC based blogging APIs. In this chapter, we’ll show you how your programs can connect to a remote blog server, create, retrieve, edit, and delete blog entries, and post multimedia files, such as images and audio clips.

We’ll start by giving you the XML-RPC background you need to understand the blogging APIs. Next, we’ll introduce the complementary Blogger and MetaWeblog APIs, which together form the de facto standard among the dozens of XML-RPC ...

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