[drupal-devel] [feature] XML-RPC Engine setting in blogapi module is superfluous and anti-usability

robertDouglass drupal-devel at drupal.org
Mon Sep 19 17:11:35 UTC 2005

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 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    blogapi.module
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  robertDouglass
 Updated by:   robertDouglass
 Status:       patch (code needs review)
 Attachment:   http://drupal.org/files/issues/blogapi.patch.txt (2.51 KB)

Here is something I wrote recently:

"The other field on the blogAPI settings page, XML-RPC Engine,
determines which is the preferred set of functions that should be used
if the publishing client supports more than one API. The options
include Blogger, MetaWeblog and Moveabletype and the recommended
default is Blogger, simply due to the larger number of functions it
supports. *There is no reason to change this setting, even if you wish
to use the MetaWeblog or Moveabletype APIs, as the setting is only
responsible for publishing the preferred API, and doesn't turn anything
on or off*.

(emphasis added)

Upon reviewing this, Morbus correctly asks
"If there is no reason to change the setting, because it seemingly
doesn't do anything important, why is it there?

Therefore this patch takes away the configurability and just defaults
to Blogger. Since it is, after all, only a preference for some form of
mostly non-existent auto-discovery, and even in the worst case doesn't
restrict the functionality, why should we bother people with it?


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