Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Anti-Midas

Why is it that everytime I touch something with a Microsoft tool, it breaks? For example, I composed my last blog entry using MS Word. Instead of just publishing from Word, I highlighted the whole thing, copied it, and pasted it into blogger's editor. Everything looked fine to me, so I published.

On Monday, I realized I didn't get my feed via RSS. My feed provider said the feed had an invalid format and was complaining about invalid namespaces that were "Mso" something or another. I checked the HTML for my post and sure enough, there were these little tags with proprietary Microsoft stuff in them. Nice.

I edited the HTML and took all the MS garbage out and voila, my feed was back in business.

3 comments:

Steve said...

I've seen it said - "A computer without Windows is like a birthday cake without mustard."

Pete_S said...

Used to have the same problem until I started using the Blogger add-in for word. I must have broken my RSS feed three time before I decided I couldn't be be bothered to remove all of the tags.

Now I am on Wordpress I'm back to an editor

Jeff Hunter said...

...Blogger add-in for word...

I've used that before, but had periodic trouble so I just stopped using it. Maybe it's time for a revival...