Internet Explorer 8 and posting to your Typepad Blog

I downloaded IE8 today and noticed it had a new way to post to Microsoft’s blog by highlighting some text and sending it off to their blogging service.

Here is the code that will make it work in Typepad:

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″ ?>
<openServiceDescription xmlns=”http://www.microsoft.com/schemas/openservicedescription/1.0“>
<homepageUrl>http://www.typepad.com/t/app</homepageUrl&gt;
<display>
<name>Blog in Typepad</name>
<icon>http://www.tschopp.net/favicon.ico</icon&gt;
<description>Post this in my Blog</description>
</display>
<activity category=”Blog”>
<activityAction context=”selection”>
<execute method=”get” action=”http://www.typepad.com/t/app/weblog/post“>
<parameter name=”title” value=”{documentTitle}” />
<parameter name=”SourceURL” value=”{documentUrl}” />
<parameter name=”blog_id” value=”16627″ />
<parameter name=”text” value=”{selection}” />
<parameter name=”keywords” value=”{keywords}” />
</execute>
</activityAction>
<activityAction context=”document”>
<execute method=”get” action=”http://www.typepad.com/t/app/weblog/post“>
<parameter name=”title” value=”{documentTitle}” />
<parameter name=”blog_id” value=”16627″ />
<parameter name=”SourceURL” value=”{documentUrl}” />
</execute>
</activityAction>
<activityAction context=”link”>
<execute method=”get” action=”http://www.typepad.com/t/app/weblog/post“>
<parameter name=”title” value=”{linkTitle}” />
<parameter name=”blog_id” value=”16627″ />
<parameter name=”SourceURL” value=”{link}” />
</execute>
</activityAction>
</activity>
</openServiceDescription>

 

  1. Copy and paste this into a Text file.
  2. Name it typepad.xml
  3. Replace blog_Id with your blog ID
  1. Browse to http://www.typepad.com/t/app
  2. Click on the blog you want to post to
  3. Observe the URL http://www.typepad.com/t/app/weblog/manage?blog_id=16627

 

  • Replace the <icon> with your favicon
  • Save the document
  • Upload file to your Typepad account
  • Create a new HTML file
  • Name it typepad.html
  • Put the following code in the html file:<A href=”javascript:window.external.addService(‘http://www.tschopp.net/typepad.xml&#8217;);”>Click Here</a>
  • Replace my URL with the URL to the XML file you created above
  • Save file
  • Upload File to Typepad
  • Browse to HTML file
  • Click on link

 

My files are located at http://www.tschopp.net/Typepad.html

Let me know how it goes. I will post updates later this week to get more than just selections working. I also want to expand this to other services. Let me know how this is working for you.

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