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blogger sucks!

If I enter “a < b” in blogger then it works, but if I want the < symbol to be next to some other text (EG for a #include line in C source) then it treats it as a HTML tag. The HTML code for a < symbol also doesn’t work. This doesn’t work regardless of whether I try entering HTML in the HTML editor or entering text in the “Compose” editor. I could deal with this problem if it forced me to strictly use one of the two editors available, but it fails in both!

Do other blog server programs have problems like this? I think that I need to change my blog server just to allow posting C source!

Also do any of the common blog servers allow a file upload? For most of my posts I do all the editing offline, so I’d rather just upload a HTML file instead of pasting the text into the blog editor (and then manually fixing the situations where it’s idea of formatting differs from mine). If such an upload mode also supported getting a file via HTTP then that would be convenient too. The option of editing a file on a remote server with vi, exporting it via Apache, and then getting it to the blog server via HTTP would work well for me in some important situations.

Update: It sucks more than I thought. The feed misses the “less than” character between “a” and “b” in the above paragraph. My list of requirements in this regard now includes the ability to use such characters in a feed. Actually I want to go the whole hog and be able to include samples of HTML in my blog entries and have them display correctly in the feed.

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