Submit Iframe contents from button on parent document

Posted on 2005-03-16
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2008-02-01

Have two pages a parent page and a sub (iframe) page.

The subpage contains a long length of user check'ed check boxes.

The parent page contains the submit button.

How to I get the data on Iframe?  It ideally needs to work with GET as well as POST.  


Question by:bendecko
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Expert Comment

ID: 13554944
You could change the submit button in the parent frame to a button

<input type="button">

and then make it submit the form in the iframe.

<input type="button" onclick="document.getElementById('iframeID').document.formName.submit()" value="Submit">

"iframeID" is the id of your iframe

<iframe id="iframeID"....

and "formName" is the name of your form in the iframe

<form name="formName"...
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Expert Comment

ID: 13555721
Why is it constructed this way?

If the iframe is from a different domain, you WILL NOT be able to get the info on the form. If it's on YOUR domain, that begs the question of why an iframe? Why not an include?
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Accepted Solution

Batalf earned 1000 total points
ID: 13555750
If the reason for using iframe is that you need the ability to scroll, then maybe you could use a div with overflow:auto:

<div style="width:500px;height:500px;overflow:auto">
<!-- Your iframe content here-->

Author Comment

ID: 13558054

I've got to go with the quick and easy solution.  Well spotted,  it was the scrolling functionailty that was required and hence the use of the frame.

Thanks to all for comments.


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