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Chapter 8. Advanced Movable Type > Using the XML-RPC API

8.4. Using the XML-RPC API

Movable Type supports the Blogger XML-RPC API, the metaWeblog XML-RPC API, and several XML-RPC methods of its own. Because of this, you can use client tools such as those described in Chapter 2 to post to your Movable Type blog.

Although the Movable Type web application is more full-featured than any existing desktop clients, there are reasons you might rather use a desktop client for adding or editing entries. For one thing, desktop clients can provide a richer editing environment than a web application: a WYSIWYG editing environment and tools, automatic spell-checking, word counts, and integrated search and replace. Of course, Movable Type offers some of these tools (tools to embolden, italicize, and underline text; search and replace), but as a web application, support for these tools are browser-dependent. And what's more, the speed of response that you might expect from a desktop client is difficult to provide in a web application.


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