Synths embed into Windows live spaces? What's doin??

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hi, i was wandering if I can embed my synths into my Windows Live Spaces site. Tried using the '<>' text from photosynth.Pasted it into a Custom HTML module on spaces, but when I publish it says 'No content has been added yet?' What's doin???
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Nathanael Lawrence

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Hi there,

Where exactly are you hoping to embed your synth on your space? I tested it briefly in a blog post and it seemed to work just fine.

Were you hoping to have it as a separate block from your blog?
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On second thought, it works in the preview but iframes are removed when the post is submitted. It's a shame as Live Labs wraps both Photosynth and Seadragon Ajax in iframes.
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Yeah, I want to embed my synths (the better one's) into my windows live space account. I was hoping to have it in a different module, separate from my blog. Just like when you embed a video from google video into your blog.

Although, if i knew how to include it into my blog that would be way better.
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Have you found an answer to your question yet? I have the same question too.
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Sadly, the only reason that this isn't working is that the Windows Live team deletes any embed code that is inside of an HTML iframe tag. I don't see the Photosynth team changing the HTML tag type that they use for embedding synths anytime soon, so this is going to be up to the Windows Live team to stop breaking. For what it's worth, even YouTube is beginning to use iframes to embed their videos, since it allows them to use either Flash or HTML5 video instead of being locked into using a plugin with the embed tag.

The iframe tag is a perfectly good piece of HTML, but website owners have to be a little more careful about allowing end users to post them on their websites because they can't tell what people are doing inside the iframe. I think that they could certainly make an exception for Photosynth, though. I would love to see some integration of Photosynths into Windows Live Photos.

Ironically, Google's blogging service, Blogger, is one of the only free blogging services that will allow users to post iframes. Google is pretty well known for their web security, so if they can make it work, I'm confident that the Windows Live team can as well. Just keep letting the Windows Live team know that Photosynths are very important to you and you would like to share them using your Windows Live account, instead of having to create a Blogger account. Perhaps that will light the fire under them.
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Sad to know. It's implication, to field of archaeology, would be well excepted.
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Do that many archaeologists use Windows Live to share their findings? The Photosynth embed code works just fine on sites that don't automatically delete it.

I would have thought that most archaeologists have their own website and if that is the case, you can certainly embed photosynths on your own site. After all, you won't be deleting the embed code from your own site.
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I don't know of anyone, other than myself, that do. That is why I brought it to the community's attention. A lot of archaeologist rely on GPS, GIS, and other forms of mapping software to record locations. But without photography (2D), it would be difficult to place any data into perspective.

Now, with iframes, data can be perceived in 3D, verses a 'flat' photograph.