5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2009 7:11 AM by Juan Terrazas
Juan Terrazas Level 1 (5 points)

I have been trying to embed a Cooliris wall in a HTML snippet in one of my iWeb pages. So far I have been successful to do that with Cooliris generic feed and flickr API feed. However, when I try to use a feed for my photos on my mobile web site, it tells me that I need the crossdomain.xml file in the root of my webserver. I have created this file in my iDisk->Web->Sites folder but it still fails to display the wall. My feed is good as I have validated it with feedvalidator.org so I wonder if this crossdomain.xml file should go anywhere else.

Has anyone has successfully embedded a Cooliris wall using a iWeb feed? I'd be curious how they did that. Or if anyone else has an idea of what I should do to resolve this issue.


J. Terrazas

iMac Intel 24, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,413 points)
    I was able to embed the demo Cooliris Wall in a test page by adding the code provided at the site:

    <object id="o" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="570" height="338"><param name="movie" value="http://apps.cooliris.com/embed/cooliris.swf?feed=api%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr. com%2F" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://apps.cooliris.com/embed/cooliris.swf?feed=api%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.co m%2F" width="570" height="338" allowFullScreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" /></object>

    I don't know is your code is similar buy you can view the results here.

  • Juan Terrazas Level 1 (5 points)
    Old Toad,

    Thank you very much for your response.

    Like you, I was able to successfully embed the Cooliris wall to access a flickr feed, however I was having problems adding a feed from my website when the SWF object is hosted in the Cooliris website.

    I have somewhat bypassed the problem by downloading the SWF object to a folder on my website and accessing it from there in my embedded code. This solution goes around the need for the crossdomain.xml in the root folder of the web.me.com web server (which we don't have access).

    J Terrazas
  • spider3002 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi, Juan.

    Maybe you can help me. I've been struggling with this same problem for days. Can you tell me just how you retrieve SWF file (i.e. just how did you go about finding copying the file?).
  • Fade-2-Black Level 1 (25 points)
    I too am curious as to how Juan was able to get it to work.

    I copied the url listed in the embed code: http://apps.cooliris.com/embed/cooliris.swf
    into my browser. It opened the cooliris.swf site in full screen mode. I then saved the page within my browser which saved it as cooliris.swf. I then put that file in a folder on my iDisk. I changed the url in the embed code to: http://<link folder on my iDisk went here>/cooliris.swf

    I was able to reference that .swf file instead of the http://apps.cooliris.com/embed/cooliris.swf one. All seemed to work fine, until I tried to access one of my galleries rss feeds using the cooliris viewer. I still received the message saying I needed the crossdomain.xml file.
  • Juan Terrazas Level 1 (5 points)
    If you put the cooliris.swf file in your iDisk then the photo feeds must be in in iDisk too; I believe the feeds should access any folders in ../Web/SItes.

    In my case, I have my pics, thumbs files in 2 different folders in ../web/sites/iweb as well as the rss file in the parent folder of those 2 folders. In my feed file, I reference the pics and thumbs with actual links to them like, <link>http://web.me.com/user-id/iweb/viewers/images/pic1.jpg</link>.

    Hope this helps.