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July 3, 2006

Still Broken After All These Years

MovableType 3.3 is nearing release. I’ve been looking at it, thinking hard about upgrading this site (which is currently running version 3.1.7).

Unfortunately, the Admin interface is as broken as it ever was, should you wish to run it as application/xhtml+xml. And it’s changed enough, so that the ~1700 lines of patches, required to fix the old version, no longer work.

I don’t particularly relish the idea of going to all the trouble of patching this release, if MT 3.4 is going to be just as broken, again. And, short of bribing Brad Choate to run a test blog as application/xhtml+xml, I don’t see how to avoid that happening.

So, just as I skipped MT 3.2, I may pass on 3.3.

Posted by distler at July 3, 2006 12:27 PM

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Re: Still Broken After All These Years

Hi Jacques,

For whatever it’s worth (and i do know that you have your objections), WordPress’ administrative interface wasn’t so bad to fix to be ran as application/xhtml+xml. But that was version 1.5.*; with these new versions, 2.0.3 and 2.0.4, i wouldn’t know… i haven’t tried… yet. ;)


Posted by: Daniel Doro Ferrante on July 4, 2006 2:03 PM | Permalink | Reply to this


WordPress 1.5 did, indeed run as application/xhtml+xml. I had no such luck with 2.0, and — given my other complaints about WordPress — decided it was not worth trying to “fix”.

Posted by: Jacques Distler on July 4, 2006 2:24 PM | Permalink | PGP Sig | Reply to this

Re: Still Broken After All These Years

Forza Italia! Italy beats Germany! Forza Italia!

Come on, forget posts on programming, let’s talk physics!

More importantly, let’s talk about Italia!
Forza Italia! Italia all the way, baby!

Forza! Forza!

Posted by: Hello on July 5, 2006 1:13 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Still Broken After All These Years

Italia wins the World Cup!




No programming!
No physics!
Yes Italia! Let’s talk about Italia!

Honk your horn for Italia!
Beep! Beep!

Posted by: hello on July 10, 2006 12:30 AM | Permalink | Reply to this
Read the post MovableType 3.31
Weblog: Musings
Excerpt: The upgrade was far from smooth.
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