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May 16, 2003

Blogger & Safari kiss and make up.

I received an email from Jason Sutter regarding my complaint that I couldn’t use Safari to post to Blogger. Since Jason works on Bloggerish things over at Google, he probably knows what the heck he’s talking about. Proving my assumption, he passed along a little trick that forces Blogger to work with pretty much any web browser you throw at it. Simply adding an anybrowser=true attribute/value pair to your blog URL will bypass the browser sniffing. As can be expected, there are a couple of caveats to this workaround, which I’ll let Jason explain in his own words.

You can use the old Blogger with Safari, by adding &anybrowser=true to the end of the url.

http://pro2.blogger.com/blog.pyra?blogid=xxxxxx&anybrowser=true

… just stay away from the Post button, and always copy your post to the clipboard before using spellcheck. They both have a nasty habit of crashing the browser.

Hopefully the standard Dano interface will work by the time Safari goes final. There’s a few long standing bugs with positioning and getting/setting dimensions with JavaScript — that currently render the post area useless. The anybrowser trick works on Dano too, if you’d like to check it out.

Hope that helps ease your adjustment to the mighty world of OSX.

Damn straight it does. According to Jason, this particular tip apparently made the rounds before, but I wasn’t able to find it referenced anywhere. That’s ok, now it is. And yes, this entry was indeed posted using Safari.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

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