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Building OpenSocial Apps: A Field Guide to Working with the MySpace Platform by Jessica Whyte, Chad Russell, Chris Cole

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9. External Iframe Apps

This chapter is essentially an extension of the preceding one. In Chapter 8 we discussed several elements of OAuth that are relevant to this chapter and to writing external iframe apps on the MySpace platform. We recommend that if you skipped Chapter 8, go back now and read the sections that describe OAuth.

Moving forward in this chapter, we’ll assume you’re familiar with OAuth and with setting up and publishing Web services using Python on Google App Engine (GAE).

In this chapter we’ll take our existing on-site app and port it over to an external iframe, or off-site, app. Be prepared, because there’s a pretty large paradigm shift from an on-site JavaScript app to an off-site app.

With on-site apps, you supply some markup ...

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