Facebook Adopts New Widget Policy for Disqus?

When Facebook Connect launched over two weeks ago I wrote about their widget policy being overly restrictive. The result was that widgets couldn’t be developed efficiently as users would be forced to upload a cross-domain receiver file after creating the application within Facebook. I was in the process of developing my own widget at the time and was under the impression that the cross domain receiver file must exist on the third-party’s website.

That policy has apparently since changed. Last night Disqus announced that they now support Facebook Connect. The integration is great and I’ve since enabled it on Social Times. Disqus instructs users to simply enter disqus.com as the callback URL when configuring a new application. That means that site owners aren’t actually required to upload a cross-domain receiver to their site.