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29.01.02

I was just wondering if categories in Cafelog are case-sensitive. They should not. My opinion is that it would be far easier to make XML-RPC references by name rather than ID. For instance, as in AppleScript, the default blog (or labelled 1 like this blog) can be referred to as 'default'.
ian @ 08:54:25 746
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Ricardo - email - url
That has some advantages and some drawbacks, but the main issue is character support. And another thing, won't that "colide" with Blogger API or Blog apps that use it?
29.01.02 @ 11:19:17 846

 

michel v - email - url
Categories are not case-sensitive, since they're not refered by their names. Referencing data by a variable aspect of that data is asking for errors once the aspect has changed. An ID doesn't change, which is why it's more convenient to use ID. As far as UI goes, it should query the server for the name of the categories if you want to refer to them by their name, but all exchanges with the server must reference an ID. (This is why I've made a method b2.getCategories, should a client want to use that)
29.01.02 @ 16:06:30 046

 

michel v - email - url
oh, Ian, you mean you have a piece of AppleScript that works with the Blogger API ? I'd be happy to see it, as every bit of applescript that me and Ricardo tested turned up not working : ( 
29.01.02 @ 16:07:57 047

 

ian - email - url
well, it wouldn't hurt if there was less dependency on id tags (ie, not to use id tags more than once, meaning that if i remove id tag 12 i'll never use it again).

i do have an applescript that worked. "ed" because i just started on an ASS project and after that it doesn't seem to work anymore. maybe it's related with the latest problems on cafelog.
30.01.02 @ 15:34:08 023

 

ian - email - url
about the part whether it would collide with the blogger api, the short answer is no.

after all, the category tags go within the content tags i believe, so there shouldn't be any problems, actually. and because if a fully functional app grabs a certain person's blogs/category by its id it can most certainly get the corresponding name.
30.01.02 @ 15:36:38 025

 

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