1. Mollom basics

Note

The Mollom XML-RPC API interface has been deprecated, and is included here for archival purposes.

To develop clients and services that connect to Mollom, use the Mollom REST API.

Figure 1 illustrates how a client interacts with the Mollom service. If a message is received, it is sent to Mollom for checking, after which the client decides to accept or block the content.

The Mollom API currently uses an XML-RPC interface (http://xmlrpc.com). XML-RPC is a simple remote procedure call protocol which uses XML to encode its calls and HTTP as its transport mechanism. XML-RPC libraries for various operating systems and programming languages are available at http://www.xmlrpc.com/directory/1568/implementations. Generic XML-RPC tutorials are available at http://www.xmlrpc.com/directory/1568/tutorialspress. The XML-RPC requests to the Mollom service should follow the HTTP/1.0 standard.

In order to use Mollom, a client needs to request a list of valid servers (see Section 9.1 for more information) to which it then can make Mollom service requests. Each website using Mollom also needs public and private keys, which can be obtained at http://mollom.com.

Each Mollom API request is an HTTP request that speci es one of the following remote procedure calls:

Figure 1: A detailed overview of how a client could use Mollom to check if a message is spam or not. The chart illustrates how the Drupal module for Mollom blocks comment spam.