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406 Not Acceptable error (3 posts)

  1. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oddest thing, perhaps someone here can see what I'm overlooking. This draft gives me the error, but a test post doesn't. Can anyone see something in it that would trigger the error?

    So while doing a design for someone, I can across this site - <a href="http://www.blogbox.com/linkblox.php">Linkblox</a>. Among some other flash type widgets, this one presents your links in a compact widget, especially if you have them categorized. What's nifty about this free widget, is that is uses OPML. While not that familiar with it, a quick poke around the <a href="http://support.wordpress.org">forums</a> I discovered that the links manager built into WordPress already outputs your links in an OPML file. It's found in your root WP folder at wp-links-opml.php. The linkblox site simply asks for you to point to a OPML file, your URL, and then outputs a script for you to insert into your template. One for the header, one for the place you want your widget. So what's nice, is you can continue to use your "link this" bookmarklet, and keep your blogroll/links in your DB, so if the "linkblox" site disappears, or you decide to stop using it, you still have all your blogroll safely at your site. The advanced customization for the widget gives you quite a bit of color customization, and the site promises this is a work in progress, which is why they are hosting the script, so that can make upgrades seamlessly behind the scenes.

    I did add the tags of "WordPress, OPML, Linkblox, blogroll, bookmarks" using UTW. Like I said, I can post and add tags to other posts, so something in this is triggering a problem. Thanks for looking.

  2. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    I went line by line through the text, and this is the line causing the problem

    The linkblox site simply asks for you to point to a OPML file, your URL, and then outputs a script for you to insert into your template.

    Now to go word by word. Ugh.

  3. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    So would a bad character cause this error? The offending section of the previous post was "into your"...

    And just for further info, be it someone who might know what the problem was, or someone else who has this problem, I copy and pasted the original text to TextEdit (mac). I copy and pasted the line by line, until the offending line. I copy and pasted the line into a form on at my hosts help desk, and when I hit submit, the error kicked back there also! I first thought it could be a FireFox bug, tried it in Safari, same error. I haven't heard back from support since I sent them the .rtf of the draft, and explained to them the details, but it certainly is odd.

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