CoComment is now fully working here...
Feb 7, 2006
Long story for the curious: The issues that I described in my previous post were due to one basic fact - there was too much guesswork involved in harvesting the necessary information. Different blogs and blogging engines have different naming schemes and ways of passing data around. Coming up with a way to selectively extract information based on the type of blog is tricky, and even then, it may pick up incomplete or incorrect information if the author has made some changes to their template, as we noticed.
So basically, what did I do to make this blog work with CoComment? First, I had to change the naming convention of the comment form to match the one used by TypePad, which is just one of the many blogging engines already supported by CoComment. That was what I did yesterday to get the basic functionality working. Now to fix the "untitled" problem and the clumping issue, I had to explicitly define variables that store the blog title, the post title, and the complete URL, including the unique post identifier, so that the bookmarklet could extract this information. Since the guesswork had been eliminated, everything worked perfectly. :)
So go ahead - leave a comment, and test it out if you want.