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It’s pretty bad when you are training someone else’s employees…

21 May

Ebay recently made a policy change to block embed code for people attaching video listings.

A quick search on the Internet showed people are really confused.

I called and I was surprised when their employee was giving out the wrong code.

I told her, “That’s impossible because that code begins with the same tag they are blocking. That’s not the right answer.”

But that’s the only answer she had.

“I bet it’s going to be HTML 5.0 and it’s going to begin with the <video> tag.

Sure enough it was and you are also now required to have your own server, which of course I have many.

A couple of minutes later, I’ve got the whole block written, video on the server we are working with and the system accepted it without an error message.

But here’s a tip. Don’t embed it in an unnecessary <div> tag. You really don’t need it.

I think it’s crazy when a company changes their policies but doesn’t take the time to educate their employees on the new change. All prior code that is deprecated will be erased on June 17, 2019.

Why am I always the terminal professor? Didn’t I get out of that job years ago?

In e-commerce I work with an assortment of platforms and they all approach things differently.

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