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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news 2014-11-28 11:36 pm (UTC)

Not exactly sure what you mean, but let me explain and if that doesn't answer your question, you can clarify. :) Embedding things from other sites on Dreamwidth is a minor but not-insignificant security risk, because if we allowed it without restriction, there's a chance someone could embed malicious code that could affect your account security. Because of that, we blacklist all embeds, and then whitelist specific sites, as people ask for them, that we know aren't security risks. We've whitelisted most of the major embedding sources people have asked for already (things like YouTube, Soundcloud, etc).

You can tell if a specific site is whitelisted by trying to put the embed code in a post -- if it gets stripped, we don't have that site whitelisted yet. If you have a site you want to embed a widget from, and it's not on the whitelist, open a support request with a sample of the code you want to embed, and we'll add that to the whitelist.

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