For you bloggers that use Mozilla, Mike Lee's Mozblog is a project to keep an eye on. Basically, it allows you to post to your blog via XML-RPC through a sidebar in Mozilla. The manual shows screenshots of how it works.
Linking is a little wonky. It doesn't allow HTML tags, so you have to drag and drop links. Another minor issue is once you've dragged a link over, the focus doesn't change to the bottombar. The manual and this bug indicates linking is being worked on though. I tested Mozblog in both Blogger and Movable Type, and linking seems to work a lot better in Blogger. See the previous post as an example of how links show up in Movable Type. If you view the source, you'll see that it converts < to <. This might be an MT-related bug though since links shows up fine in Blogger.
Also, the Mozblog manual only lists settings for Blogger, so these are the settings I used to connect to Movable Type:
Username: <your MT username>
Password: <your MT password>
Blog ID: <your MT Blog ID> - this will probably be "1" or "2", check the value of "blog_id" in the querystring
Server URL: <your link to mt-xmlrpc.cgi file>, i.e. http://www.blah.com/mt/mt-xmlrpc.cgi
The link problem happens no matter what XML-RPC client you use to connect to a MT app.. I think there is a mini source code fix in the MT support forums.
Blogger XML-RPC api does not support titles though, so MT will use the first 5 words from your entry to be a title. Nice tool though :)
What I think of this for MT, well if you can connet to the net, why use this tool? :) For blogger, if the site is too slow, then MozBlog is perfect.
I wish there are more extensive BloggerAPI clients out there that can do things like delayed posting, keeping your posts, yada yada..
The character encoding bug will be fixed completely in MT 2.0; there is a partial fix in our support forums, in this thread, in the post dated "Jan. 16 2002,19:43".
Oh my goth! Can this browser get any better? I love the built-in blogging tool.
Well, I have tried MozBlog, and it just sits there at the checking settings dialog, and I have left it for hours with no change. I just tried w.bloggar, but it crashed trying to load the settings, as well as not really doing what I want, which is a browser plug in for Mozilla that allows me to post easily. At this point, it is back to IE for me.
I can't seem to get the blogging tool to work either! I would LOVE to have this tool but it sits there and the Docs on the product look NOTHING like what I have in my Prefrences!