Blogger Blogs, Ga.js, And XHTML
If you’re having trouble getting the new Google Analytics, ga.js code to work on your Blogger Blog, we have a quick and easy fix for you.
Actually, this fix isn’t specific to Blogger or even Google Analytics for that matter. To make your web pages XHTML-compliant, you should either do this on all of your scripts, or you should move your scripts to a separate file.
Here’s an example: (Beware of smart quotes. WordPress keeps changing my formatting automagically.)
var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol)
? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);
document.write(“<script src='” + gaJsHost
var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-XXXXXXX-1”);
See how the first line after each script tag, we have: //<![CDATA[
And right before closing each script tag, we have: //]]>
So what have we done?
We told the browser’s validator to ignore our script by wrapping it in the CDATA tag. So now Blogger and the W3C will happily accept your Google Analytics Tracking Code.