CAPS LIKE WHOA (jc) wrote in suggestions,

Embedding LiveJournal using MivaScript

Embedding LiveJournal using MivaScript

Short, concise description of the idea
LiveJournals can be embedded off-site in many ways. It would be beneficial for many to know how to do this in MivaScript.

Full description of the idea
MivaScript ( is a simple SGML/XML based database scripting language which I think pre-dates PHP. Although many now see PHP as the superior language, a lot of people still use MivaScript on a daily basis. Calling remote pages within MivaScripts is simple using the MvCALL tag, so livejournal.cgi with style 101 could be called in this way. At the very least, it would be beneficial to LiveJournal users to know how to do this, and I could provide the generic code. Optionally, a new basic style with specific tags could be used in conjunction with MvCALL to intricately control parsing of specific elements if so desired.

An ordered list of benefits

  • Existing or future LiveJournal users who also use MivaScript on their main sites would have handy access to sample code on
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • MivaScript is by no means as popular as some of the other languages listed on the Developer "Embedding" page. This should not discount it as a viable option, however.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • No changes to LiveJournal code itself are required.
  • If a new MivaScript-specific style were considered useful, I would be willing to code it and supply example MivaScript (or even writing a short tutorial) for calling this style.
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