Is there a minor problem with the way technorati parses URLs

I was looking through my logs today, and I noticed that I had not had a single referal over the past day from technorati. I investigated a bit more and I noticed none of my blogs are in any of the tag searches on Technorati.... This is odd I thought.

It is my Technorati AJAX application that creates the tag information for a post now. So there must be a problem there. I checked the HTML and I noticed that a link had the following <a href='blurb' rel='tag'>. hmmm the only thing that is slightly off there is the apostrophe instead of the double quote. I changed it so now it looks like <a href="blurb" rel="tag">. Hopefully this will sort it out!.

Should Technorati be able to parse single quotes around a anchor as well as double quotes?

ps My application is fixed now too.

About Me: Paul Kinlan

I lead the Chrome Developer Relations team at Google.

We want people to have the best experience possible on the web without having to install a native app or produce content in a walled garden.

Our team tries to make it easier for developers to build on the web by supporting every Chrome release, creating great content to support developers on web.dev, contributing to MDN, helping to improve browser compatibility, and some of the best developer tools like Lighthouse, Workbox, Squoosh to name just a few.