TypePad's Embeddable Maps Bug

I’ve discovered a bug in ‘s blogging system. I believe it has not yet been discovered by because I couldn’t find reference to it in nor .

You’ll notice at the beginning of my last post, , 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:

TypePad's Embeddable Maps Bug - 09/05/07

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 video and an embedded Google Map. I have never had any problems with using any of these elements within a blog post except with .

I came across the bug first on August 23, when I wrote about in a post titled .

I have not tested using ‘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.

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  1. Haochi on September 5, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Actually, most WYSIWYG editors don’t support anything other than text and images well. If I understand correctly, a good way to dodge this would be adding those flash/javascript/iframe elements just before publishing the post, without going back to the WYSIWYG view. Hope that helps.

  2. UK Bloggers Guide on September 6, 2007 at 7:56 am

    TypePad’s Embeddable Maps Bug

    David Erickson thinks he may of found a bug while using Typepad’s Embeddable Maps. David writes, 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

  3. Craig McGinty on September 6, 2007 at 11:00 am

    I’m with Haochi on this, plugging javascript and iFrames into the rich text post page can cause problems at it tries to format them – a problem with many WYSIWYG interfaces.

    I usually recommend to people who don’t require many formatting options, to use the plain text option when posting new articles.

    All the best, Craig

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