[Pro] Facebook Like Box, stream height restriction?

The FB Like Box, both as an Action in Freeway and as a widget in the Like Box in the Social Plugins section for FB Developers, restricts the stream height within the Like Box to a little less than 400 pixels in height. This is the case no matter how high the Like Box action is made in Freeway or in the FB widget. Making the height greater than 400 pixels has no effect on the height of the stream shown.
I want the height of the stream within the FB Like Box to be at least 800 pixels.
How do I get a stream height of greater than 400 pixels in a FB Like Box?
And wouldn’t it be nice if the Freeway FB Like Box action addressed this issue!


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I want the height of the stream within the FB Like Box to be at least 800 pixels.

I dont think you can.

Remember that this displays in an iFrame which is a separate page with its own CSS styling.

Essentially this means that the iFrame contents are styled before they are displayed in your page and because of cross domain restrictions your page’s CSS cannot influence the source page.

I think that you may be able to get round it with some JS hack but it certainly isn’t a trivial matter and not something that the action could address.

David


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And if you choose show_faces = false then your stream will fill all the available space no matter what height you set for your Like box.

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On 7 Dec 2012, 8:59 am, DeltaDave wrote:

And if you choose show_faces = false then your stream will fill all the available space no matter what height you set for your Like box.

D

If this suggestion were to work, my problem would be solved. That is, my data stream would then fill the full 800 pixel height I set for my FB Like Box, right?

But unfortunately when I choose show_faces = false, the height of my data stream does not grow at all. It is still restricted to a little less than 400 pixels, even if I make the height greater than 400. I can make the data stream height shrink. But I cannot expand it to show any larger than about 400 pixels.

Dave, what magic have you worked to get the height of the data stream within a FB Like Box to be greater than about 400 pixels?


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My bad.

Firefox and Chrome show the full data stream when I choose show_faces = false. I was using Safari, and it did not show the full data stream until I cleared the history, web site data, etc. Once cleared, the FB Like Box data stream fills the available height space even in Safari.

Problem solved. Thanks.


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An addendum to this issue about the height of the data stream in a FB Like Box. If have found that…

If logged into FB on a certain browser, a FB Like Box viewed with that browser restricts the height of the data stream to about 400 pixels. This is the case even if <show_faces = false> is chosen. The data stream fills the available space only when logged out of FB.

I doubt if there is a work around on this issue, right?


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This is one of the more minor problems with including someone else’s code into an iframe on your page. These elements are wholly outside of your control, and have direct and intimate access to the browsers of your visitors. Facebook’s “like” button is a nose under the tent, and believe me – camels have very bad breath and can bite something awful.

Walter

On Dec 9, 2012, at 10:21 AM, D. Little wrote:

An addendum to this issue about the height of the data stream in a FB Like Box. If have found that…

If logged into FB on a certain browser, a FB Like Box viewed with that browser restricts the height of the data stream to about 400 pixels. This is the case even if <show_faces = false> is chosen. The data stream fills the available space only when logged out of FB.

I doubt if there is a work around on this issue, right?


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