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Creative Commons currently provides two methods for integrating license selection into applications: the Partner Interface and the web service API. The CC Javascript Widget will provide an additional, lightweight method for integrating license selection into web applications. When complete the widget will be used in WpLicense as well.

Note that the JsWidget is currently under development and is not yet available.

Sample Usage

      <script src="http://example.creativecommons.org/widget/1.0/source.js"></script>
        function init_widget() {
           // generate the Creative Commons license selector as a form element
           // with the name "selected_license"
           var license_selector = new CC_selector();
           document.getElementById("widget_container").innerHTML = license_selector.html("selected_license");
        } // init_widget
    <body onload="init_widget();">
        <div id="widget_container">


We have identified the following requirements for the Javascript widget:

  • Generate HTML suitable for use in a form which presents the basic license selector
  • Provide compatibility with all A-grade browsers
  • Provide up to date license information by either:
  • Provide a robust, scalable serving solution (if any server-side processing is needed) in order to support CC-hosted Javascript resources for the general public