[p2pu-dev] Simple Enhancement Request for Drupal Platform - 5 Minutes of Work and Joy

Dan Diebolt dandiebolt at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 18:24:46 UTC 2011

I would like to make a request that a simple configuration be made to the
current Drupal platform that will take all of five minutes and provide an
escape hatch for a lot of problems organizers have to deal with. The change
is a standard Drupal feature called "input filtering" and it only need to be
enable for course organizers. The change involves setting the input filter
to not filter out <iframe>'s.

I created a screencast using wink to demonstrate how the resulting page
would work by injecting a could of simple jQuery statements into the course
page. Here is typical content I would like to embed via an <iframe> :


and here is the screencast:


You might have to go to full screen so see all the details because I don't
have time to put a wrapper and controls around the swf file.

Although the embedded page in this example shows output content, I would
like to additionally use the form for input so that users could seamlessly
submit a url representing their work to an external database rather than use
email to mere report "*here is my url for this week's assignment*." It is a
royal pain in the ass to have to administer this outside of the P2PU
platform for large courses.

Here is a link to Drupal's input filtering feature:


This is a simple thing to implement and would take all of five minutes.
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