Internet Explorer 8 and posting to your Typepad Blog

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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>
  <display>
    <name>Blog in Typepad</name>
    <icon>http://www.tschopp.net/favicon.ico</icon>
    <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

  4. Browse to http://www.typepad.com/t/app
  5. Click on the blog you want to post to
  6. Observe the URL http://www.typepad.com/t/app/weblog/manage?blog_id=16627
  • Replace the 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’);”>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

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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