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Sean [PersonRank 0]

Wednesday, August 20, 2008
11 years ago3,816 views

Hmm...

blogs.msdn.com/livesearch/arch ...

Thomas [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Doesn't work with XHTML and reading their code takes an act of god.

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Thomas, as far as I can tell, it works fine with XHTML (my blog is XHTML & uses it :-)). If you have an example of where it's not working, it would be great if you could post it here or in the Webmaster Help groups (groups.google.com/group/Google ...).

I'm not sure why you'd want to read the JavaScript code, as far as I know it's kept "short" to reduce the download time & make things as fast as possible for your users (which however makes it harder to read).

Who here is using it already? :-)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Perhap what Thomas is referring to is that the code snippet Google presents to users does not validate in e.g. XHTML1.0 Strict. The W3C validator will say that <style type="text/css"> is not allowed there.

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Ah, I see what you mean now :) – feel free to move that block to your "head," it'll work just as well (or just add the styles to your stylesheet). We discussed making it a bit clearer that you can place the style-element in the "head," but we thought that most users would have more trouble adding the widget then.

Eden Rock [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

So why doesn't Google automatically implement this in Blogger instead of sending the viewer to your base domain?

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