After my last post I hit a few snags… namely shortcomings in the Live Journal interface that means it is impossible to download someone elses posts… including comments.
At the risk of getting into another argument, generally speaking users are only allowed to download content they own. Sure, anybody can go and save an HTML page, but our policy has been to only allow programmatic access to those posts and comments that belong to the user.
Basically, we don't want to provide a way for someone to take a copy of another user's journal.
So this kind of undermines the project a little.