Weblogs, or Blog, are web pages or sites organized by date. The
content of a typical blog page contains short messages listed in
chronological order. The blog messages are typically excerpts of
HTML markup, since they typically appear on web sites and expect
web browsers as clients.
In the rest of this document we will use interchangeable the
terms "blog" and "weblog", and refer to the users that have a blog
The following terms are also commonly used in this section:
file formats, XML based to represent data or list of files
containing a data
Channels - a public
source containing data in any of XML/text/HTML format, usually in
this is a piece of information describing something in a human
readable format, in some language. This can be have satellite parts
as title, excerpt, publication data etc.
PermaLink - a URL that
uniquely designates a single article in blog-space and time.
The Virtuoso Blog system comprises a native Web-based interface
for publishing and blog administration, but can also be interacted
with using an XML-RPC API. The Virtuoso server supports the
following XML-RPC APIs for blogging purposes:
In addition to the blogger APIs Virtuoso supports:
xmlStorageSystem - this
allows blogging clients to upload static (ready to go) content onto
a Weblog server.
Weblogs ping API - to
allow cross-server notification for the latest updated
Pingback and Trackback
API - to allow bloggers to notify each other.
- to allow bloggers to keep their subscriptions in-sync.