Why does a product have a "This product description contains some HTML or Javascript code..." warning?


Latest update: - Sung Min Yoon

Question

Why does a product page give me a "This product description contains some HTML or Javascript code that might be used to compromise the security of your Vend account. We have disabled running that code in Vend, but you may still be able to view it on other integrations, like your ecommerce store." warning message?

Setup

  • Vend for Mac or PC
  • Vend on iPad 

Answer

This is a security feature where it prevents any type of code (HTML, Javascript) to run when the product page is loaded. 

In most cases, this is all harmless with HTML that may be used on your e-commerce website. Vend prevents any malicious code from running and potentially compromising the security of your device.