After some fooling around with other ways of bothering people with my writing,
I'm coming back to LiveJournal.
I spent today redoing my web site. I decided that as much as I love Plone, it's
not really appropriate for what I want to do. So I've switched to a largely
home-rolled system using Emacs and its Muse mode, and a much simpler look. I've
embedded the LiveJournal, and will
play some more with that and other style things soon.
I plan to import all of the posts I made when I was using Quills. But I'll
backdate them appropriately, so they shouldn't clog up your friend
page. Apologies in advance to the RSS readers, what can you do.
Anyone know what the deal is with HTML and posting by e-mail? I sent one post
that came through; all the HTML tags were gone and things were formatted
(though with way too much space between paragraphs), but the lj-tags and other
headers at the beginning of the post body showed up literally in the post,
instead of being interpreted. I'm going to test again, with this plain text
post, and see if the headers work this time.
Ok, after the test, it's not the HTML screwing things up. It's the GPG
signing. I tried a couple different ways of signing the post, but in all cases
where the post came through, the headers were not interpreted.
I guess I can just use the PIN method. But, now, does anyone know how to get
the HTML to work properly? If I edit the entry after posting it, I can turn
text formatting to none, and then it looks right. But I don't see a way to set
that via email, or a way to change the default so that it is none rather than
auto. I guessed at a couple header possibilities, but no luck.
Update: Yes, this auto formatting has to come off. It looks terrible in the embedded version, even when it looks fine in the livejournal.com version.
Update #2: The trick is to use the <lj-raw> tag before the HTML text.