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Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, December 20, 2007
13 years ago3,690 views

Inline Google Gadgets will no longer be supported.

groups.google.com/group/Google ...

<<By middle of next week, inlined gadgets
will officially become deprecated and blocked from being rendered on
iGoogle. As promised, we will take a snapshot of all inlined gadgets
that currently exist and specifically allow only those that were
collected to continue rendering. >>

(Sat, Dec 8 2007 3:43 am)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Interesting. Yeah, I suppose it was too big a risk in terms of letting through cross-site scripting attacks.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Yes.

<<Inlined gadgets pose potential security risks to our users in addition
to other complications with some API libraries, e.g. Analytics.
They're more difficult to develop and cannot be syndicated via Google
Gadgets For Your Webpage. >>

groups.google.com/group/Google ...

Above 3 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Motti [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

in practical terms this means no more eyes following your mouse :)

google.com/ig/directory?url=ey ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Motti, I'm not absolutely sure this also relates to gadgets released by Google themselves (like the eyes following the mouse)... will ask Google...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Google says "We've announced we're deprecating 3rd party inline gadgets" so I suppose that means their own gadgets will remain to be inlined.

As an update, Google experienced troubles rolling out the deprecation of inline gadgets so they temporarily rolled it back:
groups.google.com/group/Google ...

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