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Casey Ydenberg
Casey Ydenberg
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Using external JavaScript libraries in a blog


I'm going to create a blog to showcase some of the things developers are doing with HTML5 Canvas. My idea is that each post would cover a different use of Canvas, whether for data visualization, animations, games or whatever.

I was wondering if it's at all possible to include the canvas elements in the blog. Since this showcases other people's work, this would potentially require a different JS library associated with each post, either downloaded from GitHub or linked externally with the site-owner's permission.

My questions are:

  • Would different libraries conflict with each other on the main page?
  • Is there any risk of XSS attacks, if I'm the sole author? How do I watch out for it?
  • Any additional thoughts you have about this.

Thanks! Casey

1 Answer


There would be a potential conflict if one of the libraries included in a page overlapped a library you already used, but otherwise you should be ok.

A simple solution might be to use a lightbox/etc to link directly to a demonstration page for each element so you can isolate the pages.