I’ve been working on a long term solution for my AJAX resource lists, i wasted a couple hours trying out del.icio.us and Spurl. del.icio.us is great except it doesn’t allow for a large comment which is the whole point of my resource list. Spurl has a large comment section but the interface for tagging isn’t as nice as del.icio.us and its feeds don’t give you all the tags for each item which is a deal breaker for me.
So I went on a bit of a hacking using del.icio.us as my base. I added a half screen scraped post screen extending the form and having it post to my server so I could store the data in my database. I then use the api to add the entry to del.icio.us.
I already have basic posting working and I hacked up a quick view page, which should be ready to replace the articles page on my blog with just a little more work.
The only other large piece to do support editing, I think i’ll follow the same half screen scraped model. At some point I might stop the screen scraping and just use a greasemonkey script to add in my extra text area and change the form action, but I won’t worry about that until someting in my current hack breaks.
I think this approach turned out working really well, I’m actually the master source for my content, and since its in my db creating special views is cake, plus I get all the normal del.icio.us benefits.
(Oh and HTTP_Request is a great class)