You may want to embed your Qwidget in library catalogs, databases and anywhere your users are likely to require help. But, many of these sites use protocols like SSL to ensure secure transmission of data. The standard Qwidget code uses HTTP. If you embed the standard HTTP Qwidget in sites based on HTTPS (such as some search pages in some catalogs or databases) then problems will ensue!
Fortunately, QuestionPoint has already implemented the ability to connect librarians and patrons to the service using the HTTPS protocol and SSL encryption, and some of you are using this method for chat and email forms. Communicating in this way ensures all messages to/from QuestionPoint sent over the HTTPS protocol are encrypted before transmission and decrypted upon arrival.
For the new Qwidget (released on August 25), we will implement this capability in our next install, scheduled for this Sunday, September 29. Therefore, if you would like to enable secure transmissions via your Qwidget, just follow the steps noted in the QP wiki: Creating Secure Patron Forms
These instructions cover the three main types of QP patron forms: chat, email and Qwidget. Please wait until September 29 (or later) to make the HTTPS change to your Qwidget code.
If you have questions about the Qwidget or secure patron forms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org