Developer News: eBay U-Turn on ''Active Content''

eBay has pulled plans to prohibit unapproved HTML in item descriptions.

As the first phase of the Active Content policy, eBay has begun hosting item descriptions on a separate domain, to prevent malicious or poorly implemented HTML interfering with the rest of the page. The second phase of the plan was to ban listing code other than pre-approved enhancements.

While the domain split will be retained, the code ban and pre-approval process have been put on hold indefinitely.

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