Three possible resources:

  • /StaticResource
  • /IFrameResource
  • /HTMLResource

StaticResource -

creativeType=”image/png” – Displays. Clicks thru correctly. Currently the only solution. Positioning is done with the xPostion yPosition attributes in VAST xml. Problems with this solution?

creativeType=”application/x-javascript” Displays. Image w/ styling appears. Icon clickthru does NOT work.

IFrameResource Displays. Image w/ styling appears. Icon clickthru does NOT work.

HTMLResource - Displays. Image w/ styling appears. Icon clickthru does NOT work. Note - link to an external HTML. Do not put HTML in

See conversation with Google dev blinny He was recommending using <StaticResource> and creativeType=”application/x-javascript”

<Icon program="AdChoices" width="60" height="20" xPosition="2" yPosition="2">
<StaticResource creativeType="application/x-javascript">

Conclusion… Image and js load. Icon click through is still obscured.

Possible Fix in IMA Player

In the support forum, a google dev has said the icon problem is fixed and a release has been made. Except - that it hasn’t. Continued pestering of their dev team is recommended. This should work. It’s in the VAST 3 spec.

Possible Solution - Custom js solution

create a method that used a regex to parse through the VAST, find that icon node, pick the first one, inject the javascript/display the icon. Then you can approach these player folks with a method they can just drop right into their player code and have it work out of the box.

CORS - Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for JavaScript

This is does not appear to be immediately applicable to the problem at hand. But I was getting CORS errors when testing out tags hosted from various locations.

The VAST 3 Spec says:

In order for JavaScript video players to accept a VAST response, ad servers must include a CORS header in the http file that wraps the VAST response. The CORS header must be formatted as follows: Access-Control-Allow-Origin: <origin header value> Access-Control-Allow-Credentials: true

Solution: on my personal server from where i’m pulling tags, I added this to the .htaccess file, for testing with the Google IMA HTML5 player:

Header add Access-Control-Allow-Origin: ""
Header add Access-Control-Allow-Credentials: true

JWPlayer and icon - not working. Not even a discussion of it working.