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  • Shirley Kaiser, SKDesigns
    Hi, I ve been using Blogger for almost a year for my weblog. Now I ve converted all the pages of my weblog site to XHTML 1.0 transitional except for the
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 6, 2001
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      Hi,

      I've been using Blogger for almost a year for my weblog. Now I've converted
      all the pages of my weblog site to XHTML 1.0 transitional except for the
      archives (and main page). I used HomeSite and some hefty search/replace to
      change all the <br> tags to <br /> for example. (I'd already done
      everything lower case, etc.).

      Now I'm faced with changing all my posts.... hundreds of them and almost a
      year's worth right now. I'm leaving the DTD as HTML 4.01 for these until
      I've converted these, too.

      I'm thinking that I could go ahead and use the most recent versions of the
      pages that I've downloaded to my computer, run my search/replace stuff and
      upload them, as I could do this within a couple of hours or less with
      HomeSite rather than individually changing every single post via Blogger's
      interface.

      Before I do this, though, I wanted to double-check that I'm not missing
      something here that would be a bad idea for me to change just the <br> tags
      and image endings within posts this way. I don't think there would be a
      problem doing this as long as I'm careful not to disturb anything. Is this
      correct, or would there be potential problems?

      Feel free to check out my weblog if needed at
      http://www.brainstormsandraves.com/

      TIA.

      Warmly,
      Shirley

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    • Shirley Kaiser, SKDesigns
      Hi, I ve been using Blogger for almost a year for my weblog. Now I ve converted all the pages of my weblog site to XHTML 1.0 transitional except for the
      Message 2 of 4 , Nov 6, 2001
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        Hi,

        I've been using Blogger for almost a year for my weblog. Now I've converted
        all the pages of my weblog site to XHTML 1.0 transitional except for the
        archives (and main page). I used HomeSite and some hefty search/replace to
        change all the <br> tags to <br /> for example. (I'd already done
        everything lower case, etc.).

        Now I'm faced with changing all my posts.... hundreds of them and almost a
        year's worth right now. I'm leaving the DTD as HTML 4.01 for these until
        I've converted these, too.

        I'm thinking that I could go ahead and use the most recent versions of the
        pages that I've downloaded to my computer, run my search/replace stuff and
        upload them, as I could do this within a couple of hours or less with
        HomeSite rather than individually changing every single post via Blogger's
        interface.

        Before I do this, though, I wanted to double-check that I'm not missing
        something here that would be a bad idea for me to change just the <br> tags
        and image endings within posts this way. I don't think there would be a
        problem doing this as long as I'm careful not to disturb anything. Is this
        correct, or would there be potential problems?

        Feel free to check out my weblog if needed at
        http://www.brainstormsandraves.com/

        TIA.

        Warmly,
        Shirley

        --
        Shirley E. Kaiser, M.A.
        SKDesigns mailto:skaiser@...
        Website Design, Development http://www.skdesigns.com/
        Pianist, Composer http://www.shirleykaiser.com/
        Brainstorms and Raves http://www.brainstormsandraves.com/
        Moderator, I-Design http://www.adventive.com/lists/idesign/summary.html
      • Shirley Kaiser, SKDesigns
        PS -- I forgot to mention that I don t do any line breaks within my posts and instead I add my own tags and tags, etc. So Blogger wouldn t be adding
        Message 3 of 4 , Nov 6, 2001
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          PS -- I forgot to mention that I don't do any line breaks within my posts
          and instead I add my own <br> tags and <p> tags, etc. So Blogger wouldn't
          be adding them back in....

          And I've changed the template to accommodate XHTML, too.

          I'm having my fingers crossed that I can do it the way I'm hoping....

          Thanks to anyone with a clue about this.....

          Warmly,
          Shirley

          At 07:13 PM 11/06/2001, I wrote:
          >Hi,
          >
          >I've been using Blogger for almost a year for my weblog. Now I've converted
          >all the pages of my weblog site to XHTML 1.0 transitional except for the
          >archives (and main page). I used HomeSite and some hefty search/replace to
          >change all the <br> tags to <br /> for example. (I'd already done
          >everything lower case, etc.).
          >
          >Now I'm faced with changing all my posts.... hundreds of them and almost a
          >year's worth right now. I'm leaving the DTD as HTML 4.01 for these until
          >I've converted these, too.
          >
          >I'm thinking that I could go ahead and use the most recent versions of the
          >pages that I've downloaded to my computer, run my search/replace stuff and
          >upload them, as I could do this within a couple of hours or less with
          >HomeSite rather than individually changing every single post via Blogger's
          >interface.
          >
          >Before I do this, though, I wanted to double-check that I'm not missing
          >something here that would be a bad idea for me to change just the <br> tags
          >and image endings within posts this way. I don't think there would be a
          >problem doing this as long as I'm careful not to disturb anything. Is this
          >correct, or would there be potential problems?
          >
          >Feel free to check out my weblog if needed at
          >http://www.brainstormsandraves.com/
          >
          >TIA.
          >
          >Warmly,
          >Shirley
          >
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          >SKDesigns mailto:skaiser@...
          >Website Design, Development http://www.skdesigns.com/
          >Pianist, Composer http://www.shirleykaiser.com/
          >Brainstorms and Raves http://www.brainstormsandraves.com/
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          SKDesigns mailto:skaiser@...
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          Pianist, Composer http://www.shirleykaiser.com/
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        • Shirley Kaiser, SKDesigns
          Mike, You ve nailed it on the head.... I m asking myself if it s worth the bother to change all those posts. It s just a matter of changing all the tags
          Message 4 of 4 , Nov 6, 2001
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            Mike,

            You've nailed it on the head.... I'm asking myself if it's worth the bother
            to change all those posts. It's just a matter of changing all the <br> tags
            and images I've added within posts to the <img src.... /> ending, that's
            all.... but the volume would take a lot of time done individually.

            I just wanted to convert the entire site to xhtml 1.0 transitional, that's
            all..... guess what you're referring to as the warm fuzzy
            feeling....<chuckle> I've done all the other pages and may just leave the
            previous posts alone. Seems like far too much effort and I have too many
            other things going anyway.

            Too bad Blogger will overwrite them if I change them in HomeSite.... it
            would have been so fast to do that. I don't know what Blogger does on its
            side, though. I didn't think it stored any of the pages.

            Ah well. Thanks, Mike!

            Warmly,
            Shirley

            At 09:19 PM 11/06/2001, you wrote:
            >At that point, I've gotta ask, why bother? I mean, is something going to
            >break if you leave old posts in HTML instead of XHTML? Or is this just
            >for a warm fuzzy feeling? Or what?
            >
            > > -----Original Message-----
            > > From: Shirley Kaiser, SKDesigns [mailto:skaiser1@...]
            >
            > >
            > > I'm just trying to figure out the most efficient way to
            > > change hundreds of
            > > posts.... I didn't want to have to change them individually,
            > > but I have a
            > > feeling I'll have to go that route. Ugh....
            > >

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            SKDesigns mailto:skaiser@...
            Website Design, Development http://www.skdesigns.com/
            Pianist, Composer http://www.shirleykaiser.com/
            Brainstorms and Raves http://www.brainstormsandraves.com/
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