Victory! Accurate times!

The dates and times in the Roller version of my blog are accurate! Except that I cheated: the dates are actually in the body of the entry that BlogEd publishes to Roller - I whacked my blog template to get rid of the dates that come from Roller. The only way this cheat is visible is in the calendar on the side: if you click on dates you see the dates that Roller understands, rather than the accurate dates.

The problem ended up being with the metaweblog API and its realization in Roller: while Roller allows the publication date to be set manually through a web page, there's no access to that through metaweblog. Which leads to all the thrashing about other blog APIs, like Atom. I'm so looking forward to something that works...

June 20, 2005