I’ve discovered a bug in TypePad‘s blogging system. I believe it has not yet been discovered by SixApart because I couldn’t find reference to it in TypePad’s Knowledge Base nor on their Everything TypePad blog.
You’ll notice at the beginning of my last post, Gmail – Customer Generated Video, the first line begins with this typo: "ofIn mid-July Google asked their Gmail users to submit video clips that…"
I cannot go back and fix that "of" at the beginning of my first sentence because TypePad won’t allow me to. When I click on the post to edit it, the text from the post displays briefly but then displays the post as follows:
I cannot access the posts using the Edit HTML feature nor can I get at it by making the editing canvas bigger.
The post contains text, hyperlinks, an image of the Gmail logo, an embedded YouTube video and an embedded Google Map. I have never had any problems with using any of these elements within a blog post except with Google Maps.
I have not tested using another map service like Microsoft‘s, so I don’t know if it is embeddable maps in general that are causing the problem, or Google Maps in particular.
Regardless, it’s an annoying little bug that I hope SixApart gets fixed right away. And while they’re at it, maybe they could make their system much more accessible to smart phones.
I want to use the web interface on my Pocket PC phone.