Technically anything on the web can be embedded in an iframe; it’s just a web page with another web page embedded in it. That said, embedding a Localist calendar in an iframe is strongly discouraged for many reasons we feel are show-stoppers.
So what are the drawbacks of iFrames?
- Any links to the calendar become disconnected. It will display acceptably if you’re viewing the page the calendar iframe is embedded on, but if you wanted to link to a specific calendar page individually, the resulting page would not include anything outside the iframe.
- Not a very elegant look and feel. The calendar header and navigation will appear inside your already-existing header and navigation.
- iFrames have a fixed size, and can’t be sized to the content being displayed, which would cause a mini-scrollbar to appear on the page the iframe is embedded on if the content goes outside those bounds.
Each of these issues lead to a poor, disconnected experience for the audience. Again, Localist’s widgets and API are available to offer the same functionality in a presentation that enhances the experience rather than detracting from it.