Thursday, August 11, 2011

The New Blogger Browser Support Policy, And Ongoing Problems With Blogger

This month, the new Blogger browser support policy goes into effect.
Starting next month Blogger.com will only support modern browsers.
This week, we're seeing new reports of problems with posting comments. It's possible that these newly reported problems, as well as other problems reported with Following, and with Stats, are partially caused by lack of support for older browsers.

Blogger blogging is based upon our use of web pages (HTML) - but Blogger use of web pages goes way beyond simple HTML. Each different and shiny Blogger accessory and procedure uses code (aka "scripts") and variables (aka "cookies"), to use features involving sequences of web pages. Various Blogger features involve multiple web pages - and thus use cookies and scripts, heavily.
  • Authentication / Login.
  • Commenting.
  • Following.
  • Stats.
These Blogger features are vulnerable to overly optimistic filtering of cookies and scripts. Besides filtering, both cookies and scripts are vulnerable to various peccadilloes exhibited by different version of the various browsers, that we all use.

As Blogger stops supporting older browsers - and as they deprecate sections of code to make their features more reliable, for the folks using the more modern browsers - people using older browsers will see more and more odd problems.

When you report a problem with Blogger, the first question asked of you will be
Please, state your browser name and version.
And you absolutely must know how to determine both, accurately.

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37 comments:

storm said...

yah, I just went back to Firefox to see if that resolves. hoping that will take care of it

thursday said...

JST 2 PROVE I CAN NOW COMMENT!!! THANK YOU X

ALSO THAT MAY MEAN THEN IF BLOGGER IS GOING TO STOP SUPPORTING OLD BROWSERS I WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO POST USING MY DSi XL
THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS I RELIED TOTALLY ON MY DSi FOR COMMUNICATION WITH THE WORLD COS MY LAPTOP WAS BROKEM...BLOGGER WAS ONE OF THE FEW SITES I COULD POST OR VIEW....

Katie said...

Able to post here! Hope I can elsewhere too?

JT said...

This is a test to see if comments work.

Illestwill said...

Comment test

magicwanda said...

testing

Robert said...

test

PretzelLogic said...

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cappuccino said...

test

Sara said...

test(es)

jane said...

test

Savvy said...

I can post a comment here .. but don't know what is happening when am trying there .. strange problem ..

Amy said...

I'm so confused. I can comment here but not on my friends blogs. What is going on???

Eduardo Mozart de Oliveira said...

test

Chuck said...

Amy,

Do your friends blogs use an embedded, full page, or popup comment form?

Have you posted in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken?

http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2011/01/technical-sophistication-of-your-blogs.html

Suzy said...

Just testing to see if I can post a comment here ... I can't on my own site while I'm signed in with google. But I can if I use the annoymous feature. Grrr ...

Hawker22 said...

Test post

The House of Lisa said...

test

Cindy Lou said...

testing

AnnaBanana said...

test

AnnaBanana said...

testing . . .

zimmie said...

hi and here goes

Vanessa Nooralian said...

post

Robert said...

test

momstew said...

Testing

kelley said...

testing too

senditagain said...

testing

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

test

Greg T said...

checking

Inge Bears said...

I also have te problem: Your current account does not have access to view this page and hope I can post on this page

Jeito de Menina said...

teste

Two said...

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Two said...

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mhoney said...

test. using safari 5.2.1

Chuck Croll said...

Inge,

You have a known problem with cookie filtering.

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=4e9d73dec8e65cf0&hl=en

Hupoclo said...

test

Michael Taylor said...

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