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Changing the iframe content with jQuery

Posted on 2009-05-18
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For having some big areas with scroll bars inside my web page, I'm willing to use an iframe. Maybe it isn't a good idea, open to suggestions in here.

I'm using the library jQuery, and I was considering to play with the iframe DOM from the parent window.

The child window(iframe) will not load an url. If is supposed to be changed (it has a really dynamic content) by the parent only.


Who do I change the iframe DOM?
What other solution do I have? (using just html and Javascript)

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Question by:oleber
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bored321 earned 2000 total points
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So you basically want an area with a scroll bar which you can add content to using jquery?

If so i would suggest just using a normal div with the overflow set to auto, and use a fixed size.


<div style="overflow:auto; width:400px; height:400px;"></div>

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by:ziffgone
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Is the content to be shown in the scrolling area to be retrieved from external HTML files, like the iframe would?

If so, you can go with an idea like bored321 says:


// Scrolling area:
 
<div id="content1" style="overflow:auto; width:400px; height:400px;"></div>
 
// function jQuery to populate scrolling Div with external content:
 
function getContent(targetDiv,page){
         $.get(page,function(content){
             $(targetDiv).html(content);
         });
}
 
// Command to populate on page load:
 
$(document).ready(function(){
    getContent('#content1','/path/to/external.html');
});
 
// Linked Nav would be like this:
 
<a href="javascript:getContent('#content1','/path/to/external.html');return false;">Page 1</a>
<a href="javascript:getContent('#content2','/path/to/external2.html');return false;">Page 2</a>

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by:Howard Bash
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I tried the following other method:

        function getContent(targetDiv, page) {
            alert('Running getContent');

            $.get(page, function (content) {
                $(targetDiv).html(content);
            });
        };

....
....


    <div id="content1" style="overflow:auto; width:50px; height:50px;"></div>
    <a href="javascript:getContent('#content1','www.yahoo.com');return false;">Page 1</a>

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And clicking the "Page 1" anchor did not find the div and so no action or alert message.
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