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dpneal [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, December 14, 2005
14 years ago

if the JavaScript is located on your own web server, won't it be possible to change the script once people have it on their Google/ig page? will this also mean the ability for people to code pop-up pages on google's own pages, URL re-directs, div pop-ups with ads, or maybe more malicious scripts?

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

The potentially dangerous modules (basically all of them at this point) are run in iframes

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

When i say all of them i mean all the ones that are going to be created. Google's own ones run inline. its all in the documentation

Alex Kapranoff [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Obvious shot at Yahoo! Widgets.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Interesting. They're using a Gmodules.com domain in those Iframes, I suppose to prevent cross-site scripting from malicious widgets. The domain's robots.txt disallows any kind of spidering, too.
gmodules.com/robots.txt

The API is incredibly easy to use so far, but even with the developer widget (developer.xml) the cache disabling doesn't seem to work... I need to add a random query string to force my test widgets out of the Google cache. E.g. ..../helloworld.xml?cache=32902309

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Creating a widget is very simple. Just add

+ Show Flash

to your Google Homepage (Add content --> Create section).

What else would you need? ;)

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Animated clock:

+ Show Flash



Grid Game:

+ Show Flash



Flickr slideshow (not perfect yet):

+ Show Flash


Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Google is down for me this minute...

Andrew Hitchcock [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Music recommendations: andrewhitchcock.org/musicmobs/ ...

Andrew [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I made an example that uses asynchronous JS and regular expressions. See somanyschemes.com/2005/12/14/d ...

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Here's a simple html one. it ads alternate search boxes for answers, catalogs, etc

base.google.com/base/a/CalebEg ...

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