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Reading XML from an Iframe

I have a page with an Iframe in it. (see http://www.datacollaborative.com/qbn/map/m2.cfm) I need for a script on the main page to read the content in the iframe. One complication is that the iframe is just XML - no formatting, no XSL stylesheet. I just need to read the XML.

I could accomplish the same thing with an AJAX call, except the XML is coming from a different domain so I can't do AJAX.

I can deal with parsing the XML once I get it. I just need some way of getting it. I tried window.frames[0].document.innerHTML, and that did not work. I tried some other things too but have gotten nowhere.
<iframe height="200" width="200" src="https://www.quickbase.com/db/main?a=api_GrantedDBs" id="ifr1"></iframe>

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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
It is the "coming from another domain" which will also block you from accessing it in an iframe

read it on the server instead
DataCollabAuthor Commented:
That's unfortunate.
The problem is that I need a cookie that is on the client computer in order to access the XML. I gues that is probably considered a security breach, which is why the restriction you mentioned exists.
I am going to accept your response as the solution, but do you have any suggestions on another way for a page in domain A to read the contents of a page in domain B, when the page in domain B is only accessible with a cookie on the client computer?
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