One of the most favorite (and certainly my personal favorite) RSS readers is Google Reader. In cut-throat competition with Bloglines, Google introduced Search functionality in Google Reader yesterday. Read TechCrunch’s take here.
Unfortunately, this has made Google Reader stop working with my favorite browser, Opera. Here’s how it looks in Opera v9.23:
Now, despite Opera being the most W3C compliant browser, it has the lowest market share, and hence has historically had problems with various Google services. This, despite the fact that Opera is the closest browser to Google’s approach towards features and functionality. And this, despite the fact, that the folks behind IE, Firefox, Opera, and Google Reader, announced in April this year, that the browser wars are over.
As of this writing, there is no response yet from Google to this issue being reported in the Google Reader forums.
I sincerely continue to hope that Google — a company that has grown phenomenally by focusing on the W3C-regulated Internet rather than a proprietary OS — respects the most W3C compliant browser in the market. Google’s motto may be “Do No Evil”, but it’s doing the exact opposite!
Update 7th Sep 2007: Google has fixed the problem. Cheers! I Glllooove you, Google! 🙂