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digging into movable type

aside from being a great way to keep a notebook/journal of my current state of mind, movable type is a great little perl application.

I am starting to break it down and see what makes it tick.

From a web design perspective, they have done everything right. XHTML compliance, stylesheets for the design, etc. I haven't looked far enough to see if the actual application is as flexible.

What I like the most about MT is that it is built around a set of custom modules. This is the model I want to look into more deeply. A mod_perl approach would be great, but obviously require more configuration when the application is deployed.

I will update as I dig into it.