Javascript Widget versues iFrame


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I was creating a HTML5 Video Ads widget for my clients websites. So if I need to make it in JavaScript or iFrame?

<iframe src=”http://html5.svnlabs.com/videoads/16″></iframe>

But I don’t think iFrame would be the best method, if I need to hide URL from direct access.

Another option is something like this:

<script type=”text/javascript”>id = ’16’;</script>

<script src=”http://html5.svnlabs.com/videoads/” type=”text/javascript”></script>

 

iFrame

– Resizing is typical to the parent window without smart work.
– Better isolation cannot access anything on the parent page.
– No JavaScript experience required.
– Own independent CSS styles.
– Functional on scripting disabled.

 

JavaScript

– Full access to the parent page.
– Slow down page as script load before rendering the rest of the page.
– Experience with JavaScript needed on parent page.
– Experience with CSS styles needed on parent page.

 

So here is conclusion 😉

* You have more control on the design in case of an iFrame.
* iFrame is better in terms of security because cookies stored are different.
* JavaScript widget needs more care on other JavaScript conflict.
* Use JavaScript that writes an iFrame dynamically to avoid direct URL access.

 

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