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Modify SharePoint Blog default behavior (embed, object, iframe)

  Asked By: Trenton    Date: Jan 30    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2960

SharePoint Blogs/Wikis strip out embed, object, iframe tags by default.

How can someone (if they have access to the server, and with SPD) turn off (or
modify master.pages or whatever pages) so it no longer strips out those tags?

I've found the ERTE project and it works somewhat but not fully when using
Windows Live Writer. I've also been all over the web without success on finding
a clean method that doesn't completely change the look and feel of the current
site. (In fact one even destroyed my test blog site and I had to start over. No
biggy but like I said, not clean.)

I'm not a SP developer but can follow instructions if provided. Content Editor
webparts do not strip tags so I can't imagine there isn't a way to modify the
default functionality of the blog/wiki sites so they don't strip them either.



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ravindra Salvi     Answered On: Jan 30

I forgot to mention I'm using WSS3 on Windows2003.

Answer #2    Answered By: Rahul Sharma     Answered On: Jan 30

Does no one have any thoughts on this issue?

Answer #3    Answered By: Jagjit Phutane     Answered On: Jan 30

I suspect the silence simply means that either it can't be done because its
hard coded into the product, or at least no one knows how to do it. My bet
is on the former.

Answer #4    Answered By: Janak Jadeja     Answered On: Jan 30

I've never thought about it, but if you can shoehorn the content  editor web
part in there, you could create a new custom site  template for people to use
instead of the standard blog  site template.

The implementation is left as an exercise for the reader.

Answer #5    Answered By: Jude Alston     Answered On: Jan 30

This is an interesting idea. I don't know enough about SP WSS3.0 (yet) but will
keep this in mind.

The implication of using this method  does have possibilities, especially if you
are trying to leverage a WYSIWYG editor like Windows Live Writer (which I am),
so the user can update their specific section in a comfortable, non intimidating
form/interface. You would still have to use the BLOG site  template since Writer
is coded for that but you could possibly extend the functionality.

Hopefully after the class I'm taking (SP2007 for Developers, they do talk about
editing master  pages and using .net for customization of web  parts) I will have
more insights into the dark code underbelly of SP and can create these templates
and modifications.