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How to embed google map into forum message (Read 870 times)


an amazing likeness

    Can anyone offer coaching on how to embed a Google map into a posting here on RA? 

     

    Google gives me the embed html from the map, and when I paste it into the html editor it renders the map.  However in the updated post on the forum, it shows the source html rather than having the browser render the google map.

     

    Here's what's happening....(this looks ok in the html editor)

     

    <iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=215176494572037630438.0004bb5dd0e9c468b061d&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=42.960239,-70.352916&amp;spn=2.627364,2.563097&amp;t=m&amp;output=embed"></iframe><br /><small>View <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=215176494572037630438.0004bb5dd0e9c468b061d&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=42.960239,-70.352916&amp;spn=2.627364,2.563097&amp;t=m&amp;source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">2012 Half Marathon Locations</a> in a larger map</small>

    Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless


    A Dance with Monkeys

      RA forums currently do not support iFrame.


      an amazing likeness

        RA forums currently do not support iFrame.

         

        Oh....not even if I post the iFrame using my iPhone running iOs reading content from the iCloud? i give up.

         

        Thanks for the quick reply.

        Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

          Oh....not even if I post the iFrame using my iPhone running iOs reading content from the iCloud? i give up.

           

          Thanks for the quick reply.

           

          Yes, RA doesn't allow many html tags.  It displays any tags that is not allowed as plain text, which is what you're seeing. The original intent was to prevent malicious users from including javascripts in their posts.  Now it's to used to keep the forum simple so everything can be formatted correctly.  Sometimes I wonder if I should allow RA maps to be included but scratched the idea because of all the extra security code that might need to go with it.  For now, you'll have to settle for a link to the map.


          an amazing likeness

            Personally, (despite trying to do just the opposite)  I favor simplicity, Eric, over a bunch of embedded stuff.  One of the special sauces of RA is that it is fast and elegantly clean.

            Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

            xor


              Yes, RA doesn't allow many html tags.  It displays any tags that is not allowed as plain text, which is what you're seeing. The original intent was to prevent malicious users from including javascripts in their posts.  Now it's to used to keep the forum simple so everything can be formatted correctly.  Sometimes I wonder if I should allow RA maps to be included but scratched the idea because of all the extra security code that might need to go with it.  For now, you'll have to settle for a link to the map.

               

              Thumbs up for this.

               

                Personally, (despite trying to do just the opposite)  I favor simplicity, Eric, over a bunch of embedded stuff.  One of the special sauces of RA is that it is fast and elegantly clean.

                 

                Yep, I agree.

                Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                  Can anyone offer coaching on how to embed a Google map into a posting here on RA? 

                   

                  You mean this?

                   

                  xor


                    I see nothing.

                     

                    Something in the way she moves.

                     

                      I saw nothing.  But now I see something.

                       

                      Spurwink.

                       

                      Supererogatory.

                      Runners run.


                      an amazing likeness

                        You mean this?

                         

                         

                         

                        Chris, No.  I have a google map that isn't a course/route -- rather a one of those maps with "pins" dropped into it to mark locations.  Options are to embed with iFrame, or link to it.  Link will work.

                        Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

                          Chris, No.  I have a google map that isn't a course/route -- rather a one of those maps with "pins" dropped into it to mark locations.  Options are to embed with iFrame, or link to it.  Link will work.

                           

                          Oh, you want something that actually works? Something interactive? That's gonna cost you big.