Making a Homebrew Blogging Tool coComment-compatible
coComment is an interesting new tool to allow people making comments on disparate weblogs to track their comments in a central place.
At present, coComment supports a variety of blogging platforms (Blogger, TypePad, etc.), but doesn't provide documentation for hacking homebrew blogging tools to supports its bookmarklet. A little reverse-engineering of the coComment bookmarklet gave me enough information to make my own blog look enough like TypePad to work with the service. Here's what I did:
- Changed the id of the comment form to comment-form.
- Changed the name of the Name field to author.
- Confirmed that the name of the Email field was email.
- Changed the name of the Comment text field to text.
- Changed the name of the submit button to post.
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- Modified the title tag for the page so that it contained the blog name, followed by a colon, followed by the post title.