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Specifying that Free Users can Embed with HTML Frames (Developer Documentation)

The documentation in the Embedding FAQs and actual embedding functionality conflict with the Embedding developer documentation. The latter makes no mention of the fact that Free users can embed their journals using the HTML Frames method.



http://www.livejournal.com/developer/embedding.bml?method=frameslayers

Add "HTML Frames is the only embedding method available to free users. All other methods of embedding require a paid account. If you are interested in further customization of your embedded journal, you may want to consider purchasing a paid account (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=21)."



http://www.livejournal.com/developer/embedding.bml

"Note that embedding is a paid account feature, and so these instructions will not work for users with free accounts."

should incorporate wording from the FAQ to become

"Paid accounts can use any of the methods listed on this page to embed their journal into their website and can use customview.cgi to customize the appearance of their embedded journal by creating a custom style, as explained at http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=128 .

Free accounts can only embed their journal using the HTML frames method (http://www.livejournal.com/developer/embedding.bml?method=frameslayers) and are limited to using the same style for both their journal on LiveJournal and their embedded journal. If you have a free account, but would like to customize your embedded journal or use the other embedding methods, you will need to purchase a paid account (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=21)"

  • HTML Frames - The next easiest way
    should become
  • HTML Frames - The next easiest way (available to free users)



    Add to the other embedding pages (JavaScript, CGI, etc)

    "This information is only relevant to Paid users. Free accounts can embed their journal using the HTML frames method (http://www.livejournal.com/developer/embedding.bml?method=frameslayers). If you have a free account, but would like to use the other embedding methods, you will need to purchase a paid account (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=21)"


    (I hope http://www.livejournal.com/users/developer/embedding.bml is not the same patchy situation as http://www.livejournal.com/support/help.bml)


    Edit: Since Free Users can apparently use most methods of embedding, then the FAQ should be revised to indicate that. It currently says "Paid accounts can use any of the methods listed at that page to embed their journal into their website...Free accounts can only embed their journal using the HTML frames method". asciident is working on a howto document on embedding methods as a substitute for the developer documentation. Should the FAQ be revised before or after that howto creation?
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