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No storyteller [Saturday 14th November 2009 at 12:10 am]

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Well, that's rather annoying. I had a wonderful plan for today's (ok, technically yesterday's but I've not gone to bed yet) post, involving an inline version of last year's Storyteller. Unfortuantly this was scuppered by several things: 1) LiveJournal does not allow IFRAMES, 2) using the OBJECT tag with HTML doesn't reliably work in IE6 (it loads the page but doesn't display it), and 3) when you use the OBJECT or EMBED tags in a LJ entry, what actually happens is their backend wraps it in an IFRAME using the lj-toys.com domain. This eats the referer, and so I can't find out which user is viewing that entry.

I could probably make it work by dynamically generating an image and including that - images still get directly included, and so the referer header should still be present. Doing it that way feels like a horrible hack, but that's the Internet for you.
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[User Picture]From: pleaseremove
Wednesday 18th November 2009 at 9:20 am (UTC)
For reference sake, when Nik was looking at showing how many comments has already been made on a blog post in his feed he had these sorts of issues. We came to the conclusion much as he didn't like it the only real solution was GD and images... So you have come to the right conclusion.
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Wednesday 18th November 2009 at 9:22 pm (UTC)
Dreamwidth actually does that with posts mirrored to LiveJournal.
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