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Take HTML affiliate link from I-frame and display in PHP Include

Posted on 2007-11-18
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Hi All,

I have a website which uses an iframe from an affiliate company to display their products.

The only issue is the number of items often changes in the iframe and so i either have loads of whitespace when there isn not alot in there, or i get scrollbars when i keep it fixed sized.

I have been told that i can use the link from the affiliate iframe to create a simple PHP include which would then dynamically size as expect.

I've attached the relevent code.

Many thanks,


<iframe src="http://www.mobiles4everyone.com/iframedisplay.asp?&search=ku990&search=u990&man=lg&showdeals=25&col=046fad&size=compact&ref=ku990.co.uk" style="width: 620px;  height: 500px;" scrolling="Yes" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0" vspace="0" hspace="0">
</iframe>

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by:nizsmo
ID: 20307132
how about using javascript?

below is an example:
In the head of your document enter the following JavaScript code:
 
<script language="JavaScript">
<!--
function calcHeight()
{
  //find the height of the internal page
  var the_height=
    document.getElementById('the_iframe').contentWindow.
      document.body.scrollHeight;
 
  //change the height of the iframe
  document.getElementById('the_iframe').height=
      the_height;
}
//-->
</script>
 
////and in the body create the iframe tag:
 
<iframe width="700" id="the_iframe" 
	onLoad="calcHeight();" 
	src="testing_page.shtml" 
	scrolling="NO" 
	frameborder="1" 
	height="1">
An iframe capable browser is 
required to view this web site.
</iframe>

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by:dazkeirle
ID: 20307134
on some pages i've got multiple iframes, each from the same place but with different values in the url string, how will this fair for each of them?
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by:dazkeirle
ID: 20307143
This also didn't seem to work. check out http://www.ku990.co.uk/test.html I just get a collapsed box.
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by:tonsofpcs
ID: 20309521
Why not use php include on the target rather than embedding it in an iframe, then you don't have to worry about its height.  
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by:dazkeirle
ID: 20311643
I dont want the iframe, i just want the content of it, included within my website. I don't have access to the source, only this iframe which displays the results.

I just want the results displayed in atable without the frame.

What is the code for this, i have provided all i have.
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by:nizsmo
ID: 20314274
hmm sounds like you need to do it in a serverside language, php using curl is that an option?
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nizsmo earned 500 total points
ID: 20314281
hoep this helps:
http://www.weberdev.com/get_example.php3?ExampleID=4606

Gives you an insight on how to go about it.
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