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  • Actually, they *do* list WordPress on their home page. I did notice, however, that it’s not free…it’s “try before you buy” which indicates it will expire. They state it’s in pre-beta, and will ultimately cost “around $20.”
    I’m skeptical, though, how well it would work with WordPress, since one of the nice features of WordPress is standards compliance. I’m guessing we’ll see either nasty font tags, or inline CSS all over the posts…If that’s the case (I have a very strong susupicion), then no thanks.
    -Tony

    UPDATE:
    Ok, I was going to download the beta and confirm my suspicions. But, on the dowload page I found this:

    System Requirements:

    Internet Explorer 5.5 / 6 or later

    Sorry, jacko. For a host of reasons, IE will not be run on my machine, except for local testing of websites. It will *not* connect to the Internet. So, I will not be able to test this tool.
    -Tony

    I just tried it out, and it works perfectly. I selected b2 as my blog system, and modified the values as needed. Posted, logged in, etcetera, just fine. Do note that where you put in xmlrpc.php, you need a forward slash at the beginning, so it should read “/xmlrpc.php”.
    As for tcervo, I don’t use IE either, however, it still posted. I’m not sure if it requires IE for the library, or if you might have thought that you need to run IE while running blogjet. My browser of choice (and use) is Opera, so I’m guessing as long as you have IE files installed somewhere, it will work. Unless you’ve taken draconian measures and removed those too, which would be nice 😉 Unfortunately, I still have to look at my client’s sites in IE as well, and compensate for those nice box-model bugs and float errors!
    Wow, I wrote waaaay off topic! Well, blogjet worked for me!
    uplink

    uplink,
    Ok, maybe I’ll give it a try anyway. Perhaps they shouldn’t have the first thing on the page be, in large type, “System Requirements: IE 5.5 / 6 or later”, if that’s not actually true. It made it sound like a browser plugin…
    Question: have you tried changing fonts/colors in a post, then seeing what kind of source it generates? Just curious…

    tcervo,
    I just did, and it appeared to work just dandy, except for changing font. An interesting bug that I just discovered however while trying to give ya a link to it, something appears to go wrong when it is posted, in that the title is missed somewhere. I found this while trying to use the permalink to get to the post, and I can only get http://www.podq.com/2004/1/20//, no title there. This will definitely be a setback…
    uplink

    Ahhh, yes. I was able to see the post on your home page…Sure enough, loaded up with <FONT face=times color=#0000ff>, and other non-niceties like <p align=center>.
    Thanks for the experiment, I now know I don’t have to waste my time 😉
    -Tony

    Hello,
    > Sorry, jacko. For a host of reasons, IE will not be run on my machine, except for local testing of
    > websites. It will *not* connect to the Internet. So, I will not be able to test this tool.
    Don’t be afraid – IE is used only for editor and preview, so it won’t connect to the Internet.
    > Ahhh, yes. I was able to see the post on your home page…Sure enough, loaded up with <FONT
    > face=times color=#0000ff>, and other non-niceties like <p align=center>.
    > Thanks for the experiment, I now know I don’t have to waste my time 😉
    Well, and how can you present such things in CSS in posts? There’s no way to do it without changing blog template, I think. At least, it codes STRONG and EM properly 🙂
    Thanks.

    Dmitry,
    Thanks for the info (about IE being used only for editor and preview.) As for this:

    Well, and how can you present such things in CSS in posts? There’s no way to do it without changing blog template, I think. At least, it codes STRONG and EM properly 🙂

    I’ve seen (but can’t remember which) some WYSIWYG browser plugins/textarea editors that provide ONLY a dropdown list of available CSS styles. So, one could provide styles for, say, different colors and/or fonts. Personally, I don’t like the idea of changing fonts willy-nilly in a post. I’ve got my headings, sub-headings, paragraphs, code, and other various elements styled the way I want…for a reason. Loading the page up with a bunch of different fonts/colors is so 1997. Anyway, by limiting to a selected style, you can do &ltp style=”boldRed”> if selected without any text highlighted, or &ltspan style=”whatever”> for selected text…for example.
    That’s how you can eliminate FONT tags. At the very least, inline CSS styles could change the color/font instead of inserting font tags. Inline CSS isn’t the *best* solution, but it’s much better than deprecated, non-validating font tags.
    My 2-cents,
    Tony

    Tony,
    I agree with you – font tags are bad. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to implement the list of available style – there is too much work on supporting a huge amount of that blog tools.
    But here is the solution: in my own blog I do not use font changing – only bold and italics 🙂
    Maybe inline CSS is better but… (dont kick me :)) … it’s IE who provides WYSIWYG editor 🙂

    there are zillions of wysiwygs out there (google it/sourceforge/etc)
    e.g.
    http://www.bitfluxeditor.org/demo
    works in MZ / FB (but does not yet work in IE whee!)
    and it’s open source.

    Okay, BlogJet is now XHTML compatible. Check out 1.0.0.17 beta.

    But some issues with WordPress still exist. This is in to-do for the next build.

    Anonymous

    And finally… WordPress support in BlogJet 1.1.0.20: http://blogjet.com
    Thanks all for comments.

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