Note In Reader Bug Fix

Update: As of an hour ago, Google has fixed the bug. Text below is altered to reflect that.


The “Note In Reader” bookmarklet for Google Reader is broken as of today was broken today.

In a brazen attempt to attract followers (and show off my chops) I came up with a Reader-Note Bug Patch/

The actual debugging was done by Flavio Gomes but it was something of a puzzle getting it to actually work as a bookmarklet, and I had to change the code slightly.

For those interested, the bookmarklet source looked like this:

<a href="javascript:{_IS_MULTILOGIN_ENABLED=false;
var%20b=document.body;var%20GR________bookmarklet_domain='http://www.google.com';
if(b&&!document.xmlVersion){void(z=document.createElement('script'));
void(z.src='http://www.google.com/reader/ui/link-bookmarklet.js');
void(b.appendChild(z));}else{}}">Reader-Note Bug Patch</a>

That makes a “bookmarklet” link which you can drag to your bookmarks bar. Since it’s not necessary any more I have removed it as a live link, and recommend you go back to standard practice.

Comments:

  1. No Shared Items in Firefox 3.6.14 on WinXP.It just stopped yesterday or the day before.When I look at the HTML, there's a "widget HTML" div whose contents are two script tags. Nothing else.

  2. "Dickie Tol to complain you are subverting the marketplace by offering this fix for free."Or more likely, IMHO, accusing mt of added authoritarianism by *forcing* people to use this fix. 😉

  3. Waiting for the Deniers to rush in here to claim that Google Reader works perfectly, or Dickie Tol to complain you are subverting the marketplace by offering this fix for free. ;-)[Blogger word verification is "condi", to my chagrin.]


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