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Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 20:08:58 +0200
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: Announcing

* Rich Felker <> [2012-09-22 21:21:58 -0400]:
> Comments work via Disqus, which I'm afraid some members of our
> community won't be big fans of, but it's a lot safer and less bloated
> than running message board software locally on the server. I'm looking
> for help setting up a way for non-JS browsers to use the comments, so
> let me know if you have any ideas.

they don't provide any static plain text or html summary of
most recent comments other than the rss feed:$ID/latest.rss

so the only possibility is to register for an app key (PK) on and use their "rest api" (==broken, undocumented
api returning a huge redundant json response):$PK&thread:ident=$ID&forum=ewontfix

with such http(s) queries one can get the comments and with
some pain render them into simple html but to have it on the
site this should run from a cgi script (with caching) or cron
job on some server

it's hard to parse json with unix tools so the html rendering
must be done with a script language available on the server
or in c

anonymous posting through html forms can be done as well
(the referer must match so it cannot be anywhere)

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