The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner

Sigh.

I am now outvoted (by a 2/3 majority no less!) in support for comments for mod_blog!

This came about because someone else is now using my software! First it was Mark and now it's Gregory (he hasn't finished his templates yet else I would link to his new journal). And now that the majority have spoken, I have responded. I spent a few hours today adding enough support to mod_blog to support comments from an external source (say, Haloscan, or an external CGI program like the one Spring hacked up). I need to document this and get the code on the server, but it does work on the test blog I have.

Next up is to support a simple comment system natively in mod_blog; it's not what I originally wanted to support, but I had yet to actually figure out how to support what I originally wanted (each comment getting its own URL and the ability to select comments like you can select entries in mod_blog) but it is a start.

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