coComment DISabled

Wednesday 6th September, 2006
Well, I tried my best to get this to work but it's just not worth any more of my time.

I got coComment support working pretty well except it wouldn't send the post subject through properly. The combination of plain text (that needs quotes) and tags (which don't seem to like quotes all that much) just seems to be confusing the syntax somewhat.

On top of all that, the coComment javascript hijacks my page more than I would like.

Firstly, for each comment, the submit button needs to be clicked twice. Once to send to coComment and a second time to submit to the blog, perhaps why it's called Web 2.0 - for 2 presses. This isn't what I would call user friendly and will just lead to reader confusion.

Additionally, the co-comment page functionality takes too long to load. I like all my page to render in the browser in one hit, I don't like applets or add-ins that take too long to display.

So, bye bye coComment...a nice concept let down by it's implementation. Thanks to the coComment guys for offering assistance.

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