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Not javascript, how come this gets stripped?

  1. Hi
    I saw a current-time clock in a sidebar widget on someone's site and liked it. Available without javascript so I put it in a sidebar widget, but it doesn't work; it gets stripped out.
    How come?

    <embed src="http://www.clocklink.com/clocks/0001P-Green.swf?TimeZone=NZT&Place=Vancouver, BC, Canada" width="150" height="150" wmode="transparent" type="application/x-shockwave-flash">

    Lisa

  2. The embed tag is not permitted, hence it's removal.

  3. Can anyone expand on that? I don't even know what an embed tag is. If I understand, then I can check if something else I'm thinking about putting on my blog, has that, or does that.
    I copied and pasted what it said to copy and paste, after making sure nothing said 'javascript'.

  4. podz - a keymaster - has told you that embeds are stripped - I imagine the answer to why they are is the inter-related issues of security and community as we are operating on a multi-user blogging platform. This isn't a matter for volunteers to address. I recommend that if you want to pursue this further you ought to either send in a feedback or an email to support@wordpress.com.

  5. No I'm not wondering why, I'm just wondering what an embed is or what it does and how to look for it, so I don't post another one. I don't know what it is.

  6. Use a search engine and investigate.

  7. Well considering that even I can't find anything right off using the search engines, lets try to do a bit better than that. :)

    The embed tag allows you to run a program coming from elsewhere that might cause harm to the visitor. Since those programs aren't bewing run though WordPress' security filters, there's no telling what could occur.

    Example.

    There's also a history of even Microsoft having issues with embed as well. (There's some stuff from back in 2002 as well at other sites.)

    hope this helps,
    -drmike

  8. That's doesn't explain why they are evil though.

  9. But lmighton wasn't asking why they are eeeeevvvviillllll.....

  10. @britishbullblog
    Granted she wasn't asking why embeds were evil. And it's certainly a stretch of the imagination that she doesn't know how to do an internet search because after all she's a communications project manager who is working on a Masters degree in Communication for Development, but the fact remains that drmike chose to be nice to her ... this time ... ;)

  11. I read that wrong. I thought she was asking why they were evil.

    Need coffee. I'm editing a Smurf fanfiction for one of my clients.

    Oh excuse me.

    I smurfed that wrong. I smurfed she was smurfed why they were smurf.

  12. lol! ;)

  13. Okay, okay, I should have googled.
    Thanks drmike anyway for being an all-around nice guy.
    Lisa

  14. I think let people ask what they want, and if others don't feel like answering, the question won't get answered. When I typed embed into google, I got all kinds of very techy explanations that a newbie won't necessarily understand. And to be fair, @BBD, using the define: tag is somewhat advanced googling, no?

  15. This is such a friendly forum, it's so great. So community-ish it makes me want to invite everyone over for a beer.

  16. And I'd be glad to join you provided I can bring something else to imbibe. I hate beer but I do love the great community that's being built here. :)

  17. I don't drink either but thanks for the offer. :)

  18. I only drink at work.

    *hic*

  19. @engtech
    You do mean cream of course and not that skimmed stuff called "milk" , right? Because it'll really make you *hic*, for sure, for sure. ;)

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