[whatwg] More YouTube response

Aryeh Gregor Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 18:09:02 PDT 2010


On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 4:54 PM, John Harding <jharding at google.com> wrote:
> MySpace is my canonical example - they allow arbitrary SWFs to be embedded
> in profiles, but not <iframe>s.  Flash added support a while back that
> allows containing pages to block SWFs from executing script or accessing the
> contents of the page, which MySpace enforces by rewriting the <embed> tag
> that users post.  Before that, yes, allowing arbitrary SWFs to be posted by
> users was a huge security hole.

Interesting.  I wonder what the rationale was behind banning <iframe>.

> Regardless, I think we're all agreed on the path forward (Use <iframe>s to
> embed content instead of naked <embed> tags) and just need to start moving
> on it, and the ball is largely in YouTube's court on this point.

Great to hear you see it that way.


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