Support #5152


Question: iframe links allowed on the Commons?

Added by Stephen Klein over 6 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

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Trying to add links like:
<iframe src="" width="640" height="480" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" allowfullscreen></iframe>
but they do not seem to save.

Are iframe links allowed on the Commons? Also, I noticed (based upon a few searches of installed plugins) that the there are no iframe plugins on the Commons.
If iframes are not allowed, we will use the archive-org plugin instead and use, for example:
[archive-org embed=JP365-KnowledgeStreamsHD width=640 height=480 playlist=true]


Actions #1

Updated by Matt Gold over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee changed from Matt Gold to Boone Gorges

Hi Stephen,

No, iframes are not allowed on the Commons due to the security risks they would open up. However, we routinely create special shortcodes for users to allow them to embed content on their sites; if there is something specific you are interested in embedding, please let us know and Boone can work with you to create a shortcode.

Actions #2

Updated by Stephen Klein over 6 years ago

I am running a test crawl on the JP365 site on an individual page now using the archive-org plugin . Let's see how well it works. I will let you know. Thanks.

Actions #3

Updated by Boone Gorges over 6 years ago

  • Target version set to Not tracked

Hi Stephen - I'm moving this ticket out of a milestone until you've gotten back to us with the results of your tests. Thanks.

Actions #4

Updated by Stephen Klein over 6 years ago

Using the plugin instead:

Interestingly not all these videos are crawled by archive-it service:
Furthermore, at times, not all videos are rendered in the browser. This symptom is intermittent.

I know that the plugin was not developed by the Commons and the plugin has not been updated in over two years, but wondering if it is merely a connectivity issue.

Actions #5

Updated by Boone Gorges over 6 years ago

It appears that there may be some HTTP/HTTPS mismatches in the post content on justpublics365, which is causing the browser (and possibly archiveorg-wp) to miss the content. Instead of trying to slurp https://justpublics365... try the non-https version:

Actions #6

Updated by Stephen Klein over 6 years ago

Thank you. I changed the seed and I will see if I get better results.

Actions #7

Updated by Stephen Klein over 6 years ago

The results are about the same. The same embedded videos did not ingest and worse, the embedded audio did not. Could be the crawler, could be how these were embedded, could be connectivity issues between the crawler and the Commons, but need to know if you think I should continue to define my seed as http rather than https? Thanks.

Actions #8

Updated by Boone Gorges almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Abandoned

Stephen, sorry for letting your last question lapse. Since you posted it, we have begun to force HTTPS traffic on all * domains. So it's likely that the http v https distinction is no longer critical for the purposes of the archiving tool (though this too depends on the specifics of the way the archiver handles things like automated redirects). If this continues to be an active problem and you think there's something that might be done on the Commons itself to mitigate, feel free to update this ticket.

Actions #9

Updated by Stephen Klein almost 5 years ago

Thank you


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