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Why can't I embed my WorldCat Discovery homepage into another web page?

  • You try to embed your WorldCat Discovery homepage into another webpage or web app, but you get an error message that Discovery will not allow Firefox to display the page if another site has embedded it.
Applies to
  • WorldCat Discovery homepage (, but not the search box, which can be embedded

Security settings on WorldCat Discovery prevent you from embedding your Discovery homepage within another webpage.

Workarounds include

  • You can embed the WorldCat Discovery search box into other webpages - see Search Box Generator for instructions
  • Code your page to open the Discovery homepage in a new window rather than within
  • If you are trying to embed Discovery within a web app, see if that app's support pages list any workarounds
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