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Re: [whatwg] Feedback on seamless iframe attribute

From: Ben Vinegar <ben@benv.ca>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:31:46 -0700
Message-ID: <CAA-7dEqo8ekcN+EvaLfXR=rzXQCSP3n2OoDbT0_48Hf9ozPoxA@mail.gmail.com>
To: whatwg@whatwg.org
> The main use case is same-origin-served blog comments, which isn't that
fringe, to be fair.

Are you aware of any other products/companies using same-origin-served blog
comments, that aren't Google Plus/Blogger?

Genuinely curious.

- Ben

On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 1:22 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

>
> On Mon, 3 Feb 2014, Ben Vinegar wrote:
> >
> > But while we’re not interested in the style component of the seamless
> > attribute, we – and probably all developers that hack on iframes – are
> > interested in the resizing behaviour it introduces. Right now we deploy
> > fairly complex code, both inside the iframed document, and on the parent
> > document, to resize the iframe element when the iframed content changes
> > size. Every iframed application with dynamically-sized content does the
> > same.
>
> Thanks for descrbing this use case.
>
> It has come up before, as it happens. Combined with the desire for other
> aspects of seamless="" to apply to cross-origin iframes, the current
> proposal is to have headers that enable these features on the embedee
> site, with CSP being used to decide which origins are allowed to use the
> feature at all. You can see more about this at these links:
>
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2013Jul/0207.html
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012Dec/0006.html
>    https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23513
>
> The current blocker is getting implementor interest; right now, most
> implementors haven't finished (or in some cases even started) supporting
> seamless="" even for same-origin iframes, so we don't want to start adding
> more features yet lest we get too far ahead of the browsers.
>
>
> > To me, it’s crazy that it’s 2013 and there’s still no native way to have
> > the browser automatically resize an iframe. And yet we have seamless.
> > But it not only resizes: it adds all this other bundled behaviour, and
> > strictly serves a fringe use case where somebody is distributing iframes
> > on the same origin.
>
> The main use case is same-origin-served blog comments, which isn't that
> fringe, to be fair.
>
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