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External calls from a flash ad

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Hello,

 

i've been searching for an information on whether are we allowed to call an external server for some information.

Let's say i have an ad that displays either a black or white background, depending on my server time (an example..).

I could then simply call loadVars or sendAndLoad from inside flash to my server API and then set the background image color.

 

But, i can't seem to find any restriction specification on this. In the image ad advertising policies i've found this piece: "Ad code cannot make external server calls for additional JavaScript or other functionality. All functionality must be localized to the code itself."


--however, this is not an external call for javascript, it's an api server call to get some variable, you can't even call javascript with sendAndLoad method. I understand the obvious restrictions on javascript calls, that's why i think that this variable loading wouldn't have to be a problem.

 

Does anybody have any experience in this? I am really unsure on whether i'm allowed to do this Smiley Sad

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i have already contacted the google support for thisSmiley Happy it turns out there is absolutely no way to do this on google

 

the relevant statement:

 

I consulted this with our technical department again and currently the Flash ad will not be able to make any external calls. It is for reasons of security to avoid cross-site scripting and other bad practices.

 

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Who can help Roman with his question?

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i have already contacted the google support for thisSmiley Happy it turns out there is absolutely no way to do this on google

 

the relevant statement:

 

I consulted this with our technical department again and currently the Flash ad will not be able to make any external calls. It is for reasons of security to avoid cross-site scripting and other bad practices.