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Ghastly G. Rotto ([personal profile] eldritch_panda) wrote in [community profile] getting_started2012-10-20 03:25 am

iframe support and open id opinions

Hey Y'all,

I was just now trying to put a GoodReads widget on my profile, and it looks like something isn't working. There is whitespace where the widget should be, and the GoodReads logo, but none of the content is showing up. I check the code and everything looks good, though I did note that the widget uses iframe. I tried to search the web, yet I couldn't find anything that stated whether Dreamwidth supported iframe. Does anyone know?

Also, I was thinking about using Dreamwidth's open id capability to sign on to Livejournal, since some of the communities are more active there. Does anyone do this? What are your experiences with it if so?

Thank you for your time and attention.
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[personal profile] yvi 2012-10-20 10:58 am (UTC)(link)
I use my OpenID account on LJ for following communities. The only problem I had so far was that customers_suck rejected my membership application saying that they require a "true" LJ account :/
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[personal profile] greenwitch 2012-10-21 08:57 pm (UTC)(link)
This is the reason I still "use" my old LJ account (not c_s specifically, but several other comms/types of comms require it).
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[personal profile] brownbetty 2012-10-20 02:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Off the top of my head, a lot of external widgets don't work on dw because they use javascript, which is not allowed for security reasons.
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2012-10-20 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, anything with javascript has to be specifically whitelisted, and I have vague memories of some things working in journals but not the profile.

Image-based widgets ought to work.

I filed a ticket to see if Goodreads widgets can be whitelisted; this may take some time and/or not happen, but I've got examples of all the widgets I can find for the devs to take a look at.
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2013-01-06 01:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Not all of the widgets are going to work even after this, but the code push whitelisting some of them is scheduled for next week. :)
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[personal profile] dragonfly 2012-10-20 04:12 pm (UTC)(link)
I use my dreamwidth open ID anytime a link takes me to LiveJournal, and I've never had a problem. I have to accept fewer options, like editing and icons, but that's all. Even replies to me at LJ arrive in my email, so all's good, though I may have once had to associate my openID with my email at LJ; I can't quite recall.
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2012-10-20 10:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, you would have had to set up the email address and confirm it. (OpenID accounts without email addresses are treated more like anonymous comments.)