[wp-xmlrpc] what clients send an XML declaration in XML-RPC requests?

Joseph Scott joseph at josephscott.org
Mon Jul 27 12:57:25 UTC 2009

On Jul 25, 2009, at 10:53 PM, Brandon Turner wrote:

> If you plan to allow clients to upload images through newMediaObject  
> using a zip file you should expand the scope to allow multiple  
> images to be inside of the zip file.  I don't know exactly how one  
> would have to change the request to specific metadata(names mostly?)  
> for all the images inside of the zip, but I am sure something clever  
> could be thought up.  At least with Writer it is common for us to  
> upload two of every picture, one of the inline image and one of the  
> 'click through' image.  Consolidating those into one request would  
> save considerably more than the savings you would get from  
> optimizing single requests.
> None the less, your approach of zip file does seem like a good idea,  
> YouTube has done the same thing with uploading videos through their  
> API.

I hadn't really thought about in the context of uploading multiple  
images.  I wonder if the zip compression on the image file would be  
enough to offset the (potential) additional memory requirements.  On  
WordPress.com I could come up with a reliable method for extracting  
the files on the filesystem.  Ideally we'd come up with a way to do  
the same thing for WordPress.org based installs as well.  Perhaps  
using the same compression routines that the core, plugin and theme  
installer use.

Joseph Scott
joseph at josephscott.org

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