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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. For a canonical list of browser versions supported by Blogger, click here.

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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
Sara said…
test(es)
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???
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
AnnaBanana said…
testing . . .
zimmie said…
hi and here goes
momstew said…
Testing
kelley said…
testing too
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
Two said…
test
Two said…
test
mhoney said…
test. using safari 5.2.1

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