Neil (neilco) wrote in suggestions,
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Embedding LJ with ASP

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Embedding LJ with ASP

Short, concise description of the idea
Using a component of Internet Explorer it is possible to embed your LJ on your site without the need for ActiveState PERL.

Full description of the idea
Internet Explorer 5.0 is a standard component of Windows 2000. Internet Explorer installs a component called the Microsoft XML Parser. If your web site is hosted on a Windows 2000 Server, it is possible to use the Microsoft XML Parser to display your LJ on your site. The code below shows how to do this: <% Dim xmlHTTP Set xmlHTTP = Server.CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP") Call xmlHTTP.Open("GET", "http://www.livejournal.com/customview.cgi?username=test&styleid=101") Call xmlHTTP.Send() If xmlHTTP.Status = 200 Then Response.Write(xmlHTTP.ResponseText) End If Set xmlHTTP = Nothing %>

An ordered list of benefits

  • Does not rely on third-party software on the server.
  • Uses components native to Windows
  • Can be used in either JScript or VBScript, making it more familiar to ASP developers
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • Requires a minimum of Internet Explorer 5.0 or Microsoft Core XML Services 2.6 (msxml2.dll) to be installed on the server
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

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  • Tags: documentation, embedding, § implemented differently
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