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Jeff

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I would like to embed my panorama-view (uploaded to http://panopdm.com) in my https website.

I want to embed it as described in this article:
http://suplugins.com/podium/help/pano-embed.php

However, my website doesn't support non-https iframes.

What would be the best workaround?
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HTML 5 does have a new embed tag: <object>

I'm not sure whether it's a viable workaround to the https conundrum though.  I suspect it won't be, but I can give you a code snippet to try out shortly.

Otherwise, I think there must be at least one 3rd party panorama application that serves https.  Honestly, I'm not really sure why panopdm is unsecured -- it might be something we'd be able to easily fix.

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Hi Jeff,

Can you please try both of these and see if either one works on an https page?

<object width="800" height="450" data="http://panopdm.com/viewer.php?application=panorama&id=a270819f11369fba53353f53ab220c46797bb267"></object>

Or

<embed width="800" height="450" src="http://panopdm.com/viewer.php?application=panorama&id=a270819f11369fba53353f53ab220c46797bb267"></embed>

I can't get the fullscreen button to work in either one however.  There might be a work-around for that, but I'd need to dig around.

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Hi Justin,

Thanks for picking up this case and taking it seriously. Really appreciated! [smile]

My first idea also was to look for a 3rd party panorama application that serves https. If anyone knows one, I would be happy to hear it.


I've embedded both of the scripts on my https website.

The first one first causes to pop up a message from my website, saying:

"a part of your code isn't compatible with the HTTPS protocol. Please, make sure that you are using HTTPS."

Then, within the script, I changed "http://..." for "https://..." and no more error message popped up. However, the result for my website was an empty field with a clickable button in the centre that says:

   "Missing Plug-in ->".

After clicking this button, another message pops up:

   "This webpage has content that requires an Internet plug-in. This page contains content that cannot be shown because its type is unspecified."

The second code results in an empty field on my website, nothing else.

Thanks again for trying to solve this issue.

Kind regards,

Jeff

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No problem! I had no idea there was an issue with non-https iframe content on https pages, so it's good to know none of those options work.

Anyway, it looks like Spherecast.org is still free and the URL they provide is https, so it should work for you.  The uploader is here: https://sphcst.com/upload

I believe that will work with the iframe embed code from the help page.

Justin

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Thanks for the link Justin:

It works!

However, I prefer the embedded example as shown in this article:
http://suplugins.com/podium/help/pano-embed.php

Its default is not the stereo-view, as in Spherecast and [crazy] it allows me to zoom, Spherecast doesn't allow that.

But at least it works, so thank you very much for that!

I will use Spherecast for the moment, but I will also keep searching for an alternative https site with a viewer that is more like the Podium viewer. If I find something, I will let you know.

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Hi,

Just wanted to share that I found an alternative that I like a little bit better:
360player.io

It is also free and it shows the mono view instead of the stereo view.
Still, there is a logo with a link within the image that I really would like to avoid. Also, it doesn't have the zoom function.

If anybody knows of something with the same quality as the Podium viewer, but suitable for a https site, please let me know. Any tip is really appreciated.
If Podium has any plans to make their site suitable for https, of course, I'm very interested in any news on that topic too.

Kind regards,

Jeff

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Hi Jeff, it looks like this might be fixed on our end fairly soon. Can't tell you exactly when it'll happen, but it sounds like someone is looking into installing an SSL certificate.

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Hi Justin,

Thanks for keeping me updated. Good to know things are moving. It would be great to be able to use my preferred provider [wink].

Cheers,

Jeff


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