Sunday, January 5, 2014
Unable to publish the articles using blogger.com: IE 11.
Issue: With the start of new year, I upgraded my Notebook O.S from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 and with the start of new year following a new series of SharePoint Articles, when I browsed IE and opened blogger.com, after the Sing-in, I get the error message.
Error: Possible Problem with your *.gwt.xml module file. The compile time user.agent value (ie9) does not match the runtime user.agent value (ie10). Except more errors.
This is said to be known issue these days with IE and does work good with Chrome or Firefox. In the Google vs Microsoft war solution is not yet available.
Suggested Solution: Some of the recommended solution across the internet for this problem are:
Just hit F12 to go into the developer tools and switch the browser mode to IE 9 and document mode to IE 9. Google F'd up.
From IE, Go to Tools->Manage Add Ons, and look for "ChromeFrame BHO", and check if it is enabled. If yes, then disable it.
Some says to add the www.blogger.com to the compatibility view.
One could be to degrade to IE version or to choose the alternative browsers such as Chrome or Firefox.
General talks: Microsoft says this error occurs when anyone tries to post to a blogger.com account using Internet Explorer 11. According to Google, they have not solved this issue yet because they evidently left upgrading blogger.com for the latest version of Internet Explorer till last.
For me none of the above solution has worked. Degrading the IE to lower versions is something I am sceptical about because updates always come up more enhanced features and security.
My Resolution: As of now I am using the alternative of using Chrome as my default browser until blogger.com is not updated to work with the new version of IE.
Please share your comments if have faced similar kind of situation of have any resolution to this problem.
Applies to: IE 11, Windows 8.1 Enterprises.