Harold (fiddlingfrog) wrote in suggestions,

Allow embedding of Tumblr posts on LiveJournal

Allow embedding of Tumblr posts on LiveJournal

Short, concise description of the idea
Add Tumblr to the list of sites that can be embedded into LiveJournal entries.

Full description of the idea
Tumblr offers an embed option an all posts ( such as this one: http://fiddlingfrog.tumblr.com/post/144274136268/i-love-these ) so that their posts can be seen across the web. However, the code that Tumblr provides, available here ( http://fiddlingfrog.tumblr.com/post/144274136268/i-love-these/embed ) along with a preview of what they embed would look like, does not work on LiveJournal. The style information and JavaScript are stripped away, leaving only a plain URL link to the Tumblr post.

I'd like to see Tumblr added to the list of approved embed sources so that LiveJournal users can embed Tumblr posts directly into their entries.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Gives LiveJournal users more options for content in their entries.
  • It allows for cleaner inclusion of content from Tumblr into LiveJournal. Currently there are a number of hacks and workarounds that people use, none of which are entirely adequate.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Programming time/effort.
  • I believe that Tumblr's embed function presents a cleaned-up version of that particular post, but more investigation is needed to see how successful it as at removing additional JavaScript (Tumblr allowing users to include additional JavaScript in their layouts and LiveJournal blocking it on security grounds.)
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