ecto for MacOSX latest build
Usually I don't write about latest builds, but quietly update them with a date-stamped link in this blog's sidebar. The latest latest build, however, contains a few changes some users may already want to play with. Here's what's new (apart from a few bug fixes):
First of all, Technorati tags do not necessarily have to link to Technorati. Open Weblog ▸ Edit Templates… and navigate to the “Tags” tab. You'll see a “Tag URL” field which is by default set to “http://www.technorati.com/tag/”. Change it to whatever URL you like, but it is recommended to link it to a page that aggregates posts for the given tag. (Changes to the URL take effect for new or edited drafts).
At the request of Daniel Bergey, you can now paste image data into drafts. It's pretty neat, really, especially if you tend to put screen captures onto the clipboard or if you have copied a selection in your image processing app (e.g. GraphicConverter).
Blogger has added support for draft versus publish in their Atom API. This means that you can now use ecto's Publish/Draft popup menu and post your entries to Blogger as draft, if you so desire.
Last, but maybe not least, I have taken the “Validate HTML” script and embedded it into ecto. One reason is that the script used Perl modules that are not installed by default on MacOSX, the other reason is that quite a few users value valid HTML. The built-in validator uses validator.w3.org. Invoke it using Draft ▸ Validate HTML…, but be aware that the warning messages from W3C may be cryptic.
This latest build will be released officially in about a week after I have done enough testing and some new parts have been localized.
As for the Rich Text editor overhaul, it's progressing. A bit slowly, but steadily. Please be patient as it may take a few more weeks.
Posted by Adriaan on August 06, 2005 under topic
I really appreciate the effort you have put into tags: 1) Creating the initial functionality; 2) Updating the functionality to put raw tags in the keywords field; 3) Allowing different tag spaces with this release (in response to Om's complaint; I suggested he approach you in my comment on his post).
Yes, I saw your comment and I commented on his entry myself as well.
Keep up the good work!
I glad to see the Technorati change make it in. I'd actually like the ability to specify tags at multiple sources (IceRocket, Technorati, etc).
Glad you can change the default.
I've actually been blogging about this problem as well as other problems with tags:
BTW. feedblog.org is an Ecto powered blog :)
Feel free to link to me :)
Also.. I've noticed a bug where if I submit a post to be uploaded.. then double click on it again.. and it "publish".. it won't prompt for the "send edit" dialog. Then I'll end up with two posts on my blog. Ug.
Also.. is there a way I can have 'send edit' become the default? I don't see the need to ever submit the same post over again.
Kevin (A happy paying customer!)
Bravo for the Validator integration!!!
Strangely, the tags template is not used anymore. I put tags in the keywords field and ecto puts them all, comma separated, but without link nor the surroundings I defined in the templates.
Not strange. The template's only used if you put the tags in the body or extended field. See also:
Oh, it was new in the previous version, I hadn't noticed. When I started using tags, the template was used in the body so I got confused. It's indeed better this way: I can use a Movable Type plugin to transform the keywords into the tag list and it makes things easier when I don't use ecto to post (which is rare).
Thanks for the help.
Excellent work, yet again! Any word on blogger's API allowing for image uploads?
Me too on the Blogger.com image upload!
As soon as there's support for uploads in Blogger's API (http://code.blogger.com/archives/atom-docs.html), it will be in ecto.
How do i changed tags url to "http://www.technorati.jp/" ?
(please try it, thank.)
In ecto, Weblog->Edit Templates, then go to the Tags pane.
I did. But it seems be something wrong, ecto always adds a "/".
Thank you Adriaan.
(the forum is the best place to ask for support, btw).
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tags from Blogger a bit differently, meaning removing them. Well, Blogger has a very dump way of handling linebreaks; it adds linebreaks even after ` and `. Adriaan has emailed me about the upcoming release , which fixed the linebreak issue among others. So I decided that I would try it out the my test blogger blog. As I was trying out Technorati tags and Markdown filter (which I didn’t get it to work yet
tags from Blogger a bit differently, meaning removing them. Well, Blogger has a very dump way of handling linebreaks; it adds linebreaks even after </li> and <p>. Adriaan has emailed me about the upcoming release , which fixed the linebreak issue among others. So I decided that I would try it out the my test blogger blog. As I was trying out Technorati tags and Markdown filter (which I didn’t get it to work yet