Journal: News & Comment

Friday, March 14, 2003
# 11:13:00 PM:

Using unsupported browsers with Blogger

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I've been using Apple's Safari browser since it first came out as a beta product in January. Unfortunately, because it's still beta, Safari remains unsupported by Blogger, the browser-based weblog program I use to write this journal. Blogger puts up an error when I try to edit my entries using Safari.

However, it turns out that it does work, with a few bugs -- something I discovered when I installed Safari Enhancer so Safari could tell Web sites that it was some other browser, like Internet Explorer, Netscape, or Mozilla.

I just found out that's even unnecessary. All I have to do is modify the Web address I use to edit my journal a bit. Instead of going here:[my site's ID number]

I just tack on an extra bit to the end:[my site's ID number]&anybrowser=true

Then, any browser will get through, and if it supports Web standards well enough, it will work. Thanks to Joel Slovaceck at Blogger for responding to my query and providing the solution.


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