Emil Lerch

Husband, Father, Technologist, Cloud Architect

Word to the wise on blogspot.com

Umm…apparently it’s bad news to use the < character flippantly on Blogger. My last post talked about AAPL P/S being &lt4, and when used in compose mode, it had the effect of mangling my last paragraph. I’ve actually been generally underwhelmed by Blogger’s inability to properly format without forcing me to use HTML. Users should not have to necessarily understand and manipulate the underlying technology.

Don’t confuse that statement by thinking it means systems should hide the underlying technology completely - power users should have access. My point is that general users shouldn’t have paragraphs mangled when they type in a < sign, and have to:

  • Know what broke
  • Go to HTML to fix it
  • Know the HTML code for <