New Blogger Version Compatible With Mozilla
Monday June 30th, 2003
Yacoubean of www.techfeed.net writes: "Blogger.com used to be an IE-only type of site, before Google bought the service. Mozilla worked with the site, but a lot of the ease of use features wouldn't work, like bold, links, italics, etc. They've been releasing an upgraded service over the last few weeks and moving all the blogs over to it. It appears that all of the features work with Mozilla now!"
The release notes for the new version of Blogger, which is called Dano, list Mozilla compatibility as a fixed issue: "Blogger toolbar buttons would not appear under all browsers. Standard Blogger is compatible with IE6 and Mozilla 1.0 or greater. All other browsers will be automatically redirected to the LoFi interface." The Dano FAQ contains more general details about the new Blogger version.
#1 I've been using blogger with firebird 0.6
Tuesday July 1st, 2003 12:59 AM
without any problems since apr 24th.
#2 I've been using blogger with firebird 0.6
Tuesday July 1st, 2003 1:00 AM
before anyone else points out the obvious, yes, Fb 0.6 was released mid-may.
#3 Template editing still buggy
Tuesday July 1st, 2003 5:38 AM
I edited my blog's template under Mozilla, and it stripped a bunch of tags and basically rendered the style sheet for the blog unreadable. I had a friend call me and tell me he couldn't see anything there but a blank page. He said "'view source' says there SHOULD be something there". Going back and republishing the template with IE seemed to fix it.
They have a comment about this in their FAQ, listed here. http://publicmind.blogger.com/enduser/group.jsp?node=5913
Anybody else have a problem editing Blogger templates under Gecko browsers?
#4 Re: Template editing still buggy
Tuesday July 1st, 2003 6:34 AM
It's a Blogger bug: they don't escape HTML in the textareas that comprise the templates (write <tag> instead of <tag>) so it gets mangled on parsing. I've been trying to get them to fix this off and on for a while, but I've never been able to find a real live contact address for them.
Tuesday July 1st, 2003 7:26 AM
Cool! And there is already a "BlogThis" extension ;) http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/index.html#blogthis
#6 A few bugs
Tuesday July 1st, 2003 7:34 AM
I found a few bugs back in beta testing and last I checked they were still there. The question mark to launch Help did nothing. Creating an RSS by hand causes a warning about an entry containing <title> and I have to re-publish after I tell it to ignore the error.
I've been using Firebird with Blogger (old and new) for a while and never had any template errors other than when their server crapped itself.