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How do I close an IFRAME insde the IFRAME?

Posted on 2009-05-07
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How do I close an IFRAME insde the IFRAME?

I want the user to click OK inside the IFRAME to close the IFRAME.

How do I accomplish this?
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Question by:pmsguy
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by:Ronb23
ID: 24329898
Inside the iFrame, add a JavaScript function
<script>
function closeIframe() {
   var iframe = document.getElementById('someid');
   iframe.parentNode.removeChild(iframe);
}
</script>

And then add a button or link to close that iFrame:
<a href="javascript: closeIframe()">Close</a>

hope this helps.
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by:pmsguy
ID: 24329978
OK, The problem is the calling program is NOT on the same domain as the IFRAME.

From my PC is call a program on www.someserver.com

I get an error "Permission denied to get property..." when I try to close the IFRAME from my program on my PC.
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by:Ronb23
ID: 24330394
Let me have a better understand of your setup:
- There is server1 that's hosting www.server1.com
- There is server2 that's hosting www.server2.com
- Server2 have an iFrame that's calling to display www.server1.com
- On your PC, you have a program or a local webpage? that's calling www.server2.com in an iFrame

Let me know if I have this right. If not, please explain the setup and we'll go from there.

Thanks
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by:pmsguy
ID: 24330863
Yes that is correct
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b0lsc0tt earned 500 total points
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pmsguy,

It won't work.  The browser prevents it.  It is called cross site or cross domain scripting.  Javascript can't change content on another domain, server or different protocol.  If your code is on your domain and the iframe is in code on another domain then you can't do it.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

b0lsc0tt
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by:b0lsc0tt
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Thanks for the fun question, the grade and the points.
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