If this works correctly, then I will have added a new journal entry remotely, using the SOAP interface that pudge recently installed.
To me, what will make this significant is that it's a small step from this (admittedly simple) Perl script to integrating this sort of posting ability into native HTML tools, more text-oriented editors such as vi or emacs, you get the picture. All the while, the basic underlying nature of the use.perl.org log is still intact: the rest of you kind folks out there in reader-land still make use of the web idiom to view this, or perhaps some future retrieval method geared towards AvantGo! or RSS or whatever. The are no limitations on either side of this arrangement, except those for which we've written solutions for.
And on that note, I believe I'll be about writing my next SOAP app...
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. -- Sir Winston Churchill
This didn't initially work, but it wasn't due to the application, it was due to the fact that the application relied on my Netscape cookie-file for the authentication tokens, and I had my user configuration set for session cookies rather than persistent ones. I'll eventually incorporate pudge's more-recent post on using the SOAP interface without a Netscape cookie file.