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JavaScript Content Grabbing

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Okay I need to pull in some content but I can only use JavaScript.  Is there away that I can grab content from an HTML page?

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If it's on a different domain, then the answer is No.

It's a breeze with PHP, though, and I imagine the same thing is true for ASP or Perl.
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and if it is from your harddisk, you can rename the page with extension .hta and it will work too.
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by:shyam619
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Use an invisible iFrame with the source for the iFrame set to the HTML page from where you want to grab the content. There is a workaround to get over the cross - domain issue too.
var frameElem = document.getElementsByTagName("IFRAME")[0];
var frameWnd = window.frames[0];
oHtml = frameElem.Document.body.outerHTML;

etc...
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by:Zontar
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outerHTML is MSIE only.
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by:Michel Plungjan
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So is HTA

Only way to do cross domain scripting in Netscape/mozilla is with a signed script
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by:codeSmoker03
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Its on the same server, I'm pulling from what I believe is a perl script (havent been given all the information yet).

I have written two scripts one in ASP and one in PHP for snagging web content, but was told that the servers dont support either language, ASP i can understand, but PHP.
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