Makes it staightforward to embedd custom webclipped DHTML or DHTML Gadgets such as Google Gadgets in OpenERP HTML Views

Registered by Raphaël Valyi - http://www.akretion.com on 2008-12-13

Not a single framework can rule the world, that's why interoperability is a must. Nowadays, easy and efficient interoperability means HTML gadgets such as Google/Facebook/Netvibes Gadget.

Several options are possible:
* embedd an HTML peice in a view that migh have been proxied to an other server at the server side. Easy to implement for you (no javascript), but hard to configure it at integration time.
* allow DHTML gadgets such as Google gadgets. This would only be possible if you provide a good Javascript support for it. This technique make interoperability a piece of cake for the user as it's more or less a metter of pasting a gadget URL, no coding/server configuration at all. Depending how much support you want to offer, you can then store some gadget prpperties (a simple hasj to store), allow dynamic resizing of the gadget... I suggest you look at the Google Open Social specs (Open Social is an extra layer sitting on the top of the Gadget API to, you can implement only a gedget portal, even part of it) and eventually to the open source Shinding implementation of it:
http://www.google.com/webmasters/gadgets/guidelines.html
http://incubator.apache.org/shindig/

Note, this is a corolary of https://blueprints.launchpad.net/openobject-client-web/+spec/serve-views-as-dhtml-gadget-or-atom

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Update: I strongly suggest you look at Google Friend Connect which is based on the oss OpenSocial framework and has been released publicly recently: http://www.google.com/friendconnect/
Especially, the demo video show how straightforward it is to merge open social gadgets into your site: http://www.youtube.com/v/N94s7ix0JPo&hl=en&autoplay=1

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