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There is a problem with CVS blogapi, and how blog API clients know what input filter is used for each post. Currently, no information is sent -- the field is blank. Here is an email from the MarsEdit author regarding the problem:
When getting recent posts, the value for the text filter field for each post is always an empty string. For historical reasons, the text filter field name is mt_convert_breaks -- and it's always an empty string in the XML-RPC response, like this: <member><name>mt_convert_breaks</name> <value><string></string></value> It should instead contain the identifier of the text filter. For instance, on your site, the Markdown With SmartyPants filter has an identifier of 1. So for a post that uses that filter, the XML should look like this: <member><name>mt_convert_breaks</name> <value><string>1</string></value>