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Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
11:33 am
I'd love to use BML with a new project I'm taking, but I wanted to know if BML works with Apache2, or even better, lighttpd.

Also, where is the subversion for BML?
Wednesday, November 16th, 2005
9:15 pm
[halkeye@baasheep bml]$ perl Makefile.PL
Checking if your kit is complete...
Warning: the following files are missing in your kit:
Please inform the author.
Writing Makefile for BML

Apparently I am supposed to be informing someone
Monday, July 26th, 2004
10:26 pm
I have two questions:
1. Is someone maintaining Debian package for BML?
2. Can I use BML on a server different from Apache (XS-HTTPD in this case)?

Can anyone help me out?
Wednesday, April 14th, 2004
6:25 am
I've become utterly confused.
I'm trying to set up a livejournal server but with the newer changes to bml, i can not for the life of me figure out how to get apache to recognize and parse bml, can someone help me?

Current Mood: confused
Tuesday, January 13th, 2004
6:43 am
Is there any way to use BML without Mod_perl? Perhaps as a CGI? I'd like to use it for my personal site, but the server doesn't use mod_perl..

[Okay, I found the ancient CGI version via searching archive.org for http://www.bradfitz.com/bml/download.bml]

Now, I'm just having problems getting BML to parse. Should my .htaccess contain:

AddType application/x-bml .bml
Action application/x-bml /cgi-bin/bmlp.pl

or should it contain:

AddType text/bml BML
Action text/bml /cgi-bin/bmlp.pl

because the htaccess.txt included in the tarball says that it should be the latter.. but I've seen the former mentioned elsewhere in the community.
Friday, December 26th, 2003
10:21 am
New site.
I'm taking over a site of a friend of mine and need to get it re-designed. I want to get it done in all bml and perl with a mysql DB. If anyone is serious about getting some work, get in touch with me at weed at weedweb d0t net.
Tuesday, November 4th, 2003
6:11 am
How do I make BML not send headers on a page so I can specify my own?
Tuesday, February 11th, 2003
7:26 am
Server Configuration
I am installing the latest version of BML on my server and wanted to confirm that the following are the only lines that I need to add to my apache config. Could someone confirm this for me?

AddType text/bml BML
Action text/bml /cgi-bin/BML.pm
DirectoryIndex (keeping current) ... index.bml
Monday, February 10th, 2003
9:36 pm
Does anyone know where I can find the current documentation for bml? I can get ahold of it at http://cvs.danga.com/browse.cgi/bml/ but I would like to view it without putting it all together.
Wednesday, October 9th, 2002
9:23 pm
Internal server error with BML docs
I installed BML on my Linux box running Apache, and get it to display "BML Version 0.1" as it should. However, I get an error 500, internal server error, when I try to hit a .bml document. Because of how I set up Apache, perl scripts have to reside in cgi/perl. I followed the instructions in htaccess.txt, and now I'm banging my head. Any ideas?
Monday, August 12th, 2002
9:24 pm
I installed BML 0.1 on my domain, and hitting /cgi-bin/bmlp.pl displays "BML Version: 0.1" like it should. However, when attempting to hit an actualy bml doc, my browser doesnt recognize it as a web page, rather as a file to be downloaded and saved to my system. any ideas?
Sunday, August 11th, 2002
3:27 am
I'm trying to set up BML on my Windows XP Pro system. I'm using Apache 1.3.26, and I've installed mod_perl.

What do I need to do to set up BML only? I'm getting stuff like this:
[Sun Aug 11 03:25:49 2002] [error] Undefined subroutine &LJ::start_request called at c:/apache/lib/perl/Apache/LiveJournal.pm line 131.

[Sun Aug 11 03:25:49 2002] [error] Undefined subroutine &LJ::get_dbh called at c:/apache/lib/perl/Apache/LiveJournal.pm line 617.
How do I make it so it's not trying to call any LiveJournal stuff?

I'm pretty sure my problem is this (in httpd.conf):
PerlInitHandler Apache::LiveJournal
So, what do I use instead of that, when I don't want LiveJournal? (I tried PerlInitHandler Apache::BML, but then I got an error: "The requested URL / was not found on this server.")

So, to clarify, I need to know:
  • what files I need for BML only
  • what needs to be in my httpd.conf
  • what needs to be in my bml(p)(-local).cfg (specifically, what should VarInitScript be?)
Update: This is in Apache::BML:
sub handler
    my $r = shift;
    my $file = $r->filename;

    unless (-e $r->finfo) {
        $r->log_error("File does not exist: $file");
        return NOT_FOUND;
I'm guessing something about this isn't correct for Win32, or perhaps just the way I have things set up?

Current Mood: tired
Saturday, August 10th, 2002
12:41 am
I am looking for some people who are good with BML/HTML to help me create a new scheme for: ljdesign
Monday, August 5th, 2002
3:58 pm
is there a new package for bml located somewhere, or do you just have to pull it from cvs.livejournal.org

All that is available for download at bradfitz.com/bml is version 0.1

Also, are instructions to install the new version of bml available?
Sunday, February 3rd, 2002
12:32 am
Using a different scheme for different pages.
Is it possible to use a specific scheme for specific pages?

Ideally, I would like to have all pages in one directory use a certain scheme.
Sunday, October 14th, 2001
3:07 pm
Just a quick question.
Has anyone tried installing bml on a windows box (windows xp to be exact with IIS ver 5.1) with active perl?
I am having a hard time modifying the BML->HTML filter that is in the
htaccess.txt file. I tried a few things in computer management, but to no avail
I can't get my server to recognize bml as text/bml or to send it through the
Is there any documentation about that anywhere?
I know not to many people involved with bml even want to deal with windows OS,
but I wanted to help out with a few lj things, and also learn bml (cause i can).
Any help would be appreciated.

update - Ok I am dumb I got it in there but now i get 403.1 Forbidden: Execute Access Forbidden errors, which I will have to sit and try to figure out. blah.

Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, October 9th, 2001
5:38 pm
What's the difference between .bml and .sbml files?
4:01 am
More BML docs

Besides the "official" BML page listed in this community's profile, I was also pointed here for some more BML docs.

Between this, perl (general perl-related discussion), and lj_perl (livejournal-specific perl-related discussion), there's pretty much a community for all the bits of the LiveJournal source now. </shameless advert>

My goal for the next two days is to work my way through update.bml and talkpost_do.bml -- so I may well be back soon. ;-)

Monday, October 8th, 2001
11:44 pm
Welcome to the BML community. It was created because ... well, there's no where else to ask questions or seek answers without emailing Brad (and that's not a good thing :P)

Anyways, yeah. I'm tydel, and I've been using BML for quite a while.
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