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A Scheme for Posting Simultaneous Updates to Selected Multiple Weblogs

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013110D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jun-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A scheme for posting updates to multiple weblogs simultaneously is described.

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A Scheme for Posting Simultaneous Updates to Selected Multiple Weblogs

There are times when it would be useful to be able to selectively update several weblogs simultaneously -- for instance, a weblogger may run two weblogs: Blog A is used to report and comment on general news in the computing field, while Blog B is used to report and comment on news specific to XYZ Corporation computers.

Upon encountering an interesting news story, the weblogger may wish to post a link to either Blog A, Blog B, or Blogs A and B.

The solution is relatively straightforward. In short -- the code for posting an update to a site has two components:

1. an input entry Form that accepts the update (usually as text and / or HTML), and

2. an update module that accepts the update information and posts it to the blog.

This scheme requires a modification only to the client-side input entry Form: A checkbox is added for each blog that the user has permission to update (typically a default checkmark will mark the "primary" blog).

When the user has entered the update information into the Form, they may select the blogs they wish to update, and then press the Submit button. JavaScript* code inside of the Form sequences through the checkmarked blogs and submits the update information to each one in turn.

This scheme has been successfully implemented within the Greymatter** weblogging software, and could easily be generalized to other weblogging systems.

* Trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. ** Tr...