Bugger Blog III
Blogger has changed a bit since I started using it, but I'm most annoyed by a single thing: the way your posts are dated.
When writing, under post options, you can set the date and time of the post. I personally prefer the ISO 8601 representation, so 1 pm on Christmas day this year would be 2007-12-25 13:00. Technically there should be a 'T' before the time, but a space makes it more human readable. However, not many people follow this convention of YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm, especially the 24 hour format.
I used to be able to enter that for the post date and time though, and Blogger would accept it. Sometime in November, however, it stopped excepting that format. Instead, I get this error message:
Illegal post time (format is: hh:mm AM/PM)
Okay. There are two separate things that piss me off about this:
- When they say "AM/PM", they mean AM/PM, to the uppercase letter. What's wrong with writing it in lowercase? It takes one line of code to convert everything to one case, and they should do it for you.
- When they say "hh:mm", they don't actually mean hh:mm. What they mean is [h]h:[m]m, the tens digit only necessary when the numerical value is higher than 10.
The AM/PM thing, okay, but it pisses me off when they follow that so strictly and yet relax on the other part of the format. To be honest, I would be less annoyed if they required a zero for the numbers. At least then they're consistent.