08 April 2005

Technorati Tag HTML Highlight-and-Copy Feature 8-Apr-05 UTC 18:02:59

This is one of those strange things that happens. I'm not sure if it is a browser thing, or something with the platform.

If you go to , you'll see in the green box:
What's all this ...
There's HTML-for-a-link that you can copy.

Here's the annoying part, and what's changed. Not long ago, it was really easy to copy that HTML for the link and post it to a blog. Quick. Easy. I just highlighted the HTML, and I stopped highlighting when I got to the end of the HTML.

Now, the highlighting is all messed up. If I go to the beginning of the HTML to copy the HTML for that tag-link, the entire text after the link gets highlighted.

Conversely, if I try to copy the link from the end [going backwards], the same things happens: All the text gets highlighted, but this time just before the link. On the entire page.

I have tried everything to not have this happen. Everything from playing with the mouse. Attempting to copy from the middle of the HTML; even trying to go backwards after all the page is highlighted.

Maybe this is something that we can change in our browser settings. But then again, why do I have to change something?

Think about those who are behind firewalls. Those who can't change their browser have to re-type the HTML elsewhere; then double check. It would be nice if we could simply put the mouse where we want to highlight the page, and have it copied.

Alternatives

If there is nothing that can be done within Technorati or a browser, make the tag-HTML-link a click-through: Something that will auto-post the HTML into the browser URL, and then we can copy and past the tag-HTML from the browser-URL to our blog.

Alternatively, why not have an auto-link for all Technorati-tag-pages, to this link, with an auto-posting of the tag from the tag-group.

Example: If I'm on the tag-tag group, I should be able to see a link to the tag-creator tool; and Technorati would read the name of the tag, and post this tag name into the tool when we click on the link that could be on each Technorati tag page.

Yet, this seems a little overengineered. Then again, I'm only trying to copy some text and that appears to be very difficult. . .
This is one of those strange things that happens. I'm not sure if it is a browser thing, or something with the platform.

If you go to , you'll see in the green box:
What's all this ...
There's HTML-for-a-link that you can copy.

Here's the annoying part, and what's changed. Not long ago, it was really easy to copy that HTML for the link and post it to a blog. Quick. Easy. I just highlighted the HTML, and I stopped highlighting when I got to the end of the HTML.

Now, the highlighting is all messed up. If I go to the beginning of the HTML to copy the HTML for that tag-link, the entire text after the link gets highlighted.

Conversely, if I try to copy the link from the end [going backwards], the same things happens: All the text gets highlighted, but this time just before the link. On the entire page.

I have tried everything to not have this happen. Everything from playing with the mouse. Attempting to copy from the middle of the HTML; even trying to go backwards after all the page is highlighted.

Maybe this is something that we can change in our browser settings. But then again, why do I have to change something?

Think about those who are behind firewalls. Those who can't change their browser have to re-type the HTML elsewhere; then double check. It would be nice if we could simply put the mouse where we want to highlight the page, and have it copied.

Alternatives

If there is nothing that can be done within Technorati or a browser, make the tag-HTML-link a click-through: Something that will auto-post the HTML into the browser URL, and then we can copy and past the tag-HTML from the browser-URL to our blog.

Alternatively, why not have an auto-link for all Technorati-tag-pages, to this link, with an auto-posting of the tag from the tag-group.

Example: If I'm on the tag-tag group, I should be able to see a link to the tag-creator tool; and Technorati would read the name of the tag, and post this tag name into the tool when we click on the link that could be on each Technorati tag page.

Yet, this seems a little overengineered. Then again, I'm only trying to copy some text and that appears to be very difficult. . .
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