Display a section of an iFrame only

Hi, I am using the following code in order to display and parse a search query.

$(document).ready(function () {
            url = window.location.href;
            var querystring = url.split("?")[1]; //GuessID=123&someother=123
            var targeurl = "http://old.racingnsw.com.au/default.aspx?s=search-wp&" + querystring;
            var $iframe = $('#horse-name-search-iframe');
            if ($iframe.length) {

                $iframe.attr('src', targeurl);
              $('#horse_name_searchid').load('http://old.racingnsw.com.au/default.aspx?s=search-wp #ctl06_Container');

                return false;
            return true;

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but when loaded, it is loading the iframe as a whole giving me a pge within a page.
how can I target only the inside content, so that no footer or header is displayed. i am trying to hide the top through css but that is not ideal, therefore I wought of a javascript solution

<div id="horse_name_searchid" class="horse_name_search1" style="overflow: hidden; height: 703px;">
<iframe id="horse-name-search-iframe" src="http://old.racingnsw.com.au/default.aspx?s=search" style="margin-top: -260px;"  width="100%" height="1000" frameborder="0" ></iframe>

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Chris StanyonWebDevCommented:
Your code look a little off. Basically, you look like you're trying to load the content twice - once by setting the src of the iFrame and once by loading partial content into a DIV (lines 10 and 11 of your code)

You should choose one of these methods - not both. If you choose to go with the iFrame, you're not able to set the src to be a partial so you would get the whole page within a page. If you want to set the content of the DIV with a partial, then you would need to examine the target page and select a partial by using an ID on some wrapper, such as #ctl06_Container in your example.

Having said that, even if you do load that partial, I'm not sure how it would work in your own site because it contains a form which is likely to submit to a page on the tagret site, not on your own.

You may have to re-think what you're trying to acheive here.
Chris StanyonWebDevCommented:
Ass an after though to my rpevious comment, you may have cross-domain request issues when trying to use the load() method. You may only be able to load in content from the same domain as your script!
jhonc66Author Commented:
Hi chris, thank you for your response, i have done it , please have a look at the following link i forgot to post when asking

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jhonc66Author Commented:
still with the problem of displaying everything, for now I have used CSS to hide the top with a negative margin
but not ideal.. as you can see there is a blue footer in that iframe
Chris StanyonWebDevCommented:
As I said in my previous post, you're not going to be able to set your iFrame source to a part of a page - you can only include a full URL, which is what you're doing and is why you're getting the full page. That's just the way it works.

I also mentioned that you're trying to do 2 things - set the src of an iFrame AND load the content into a DIV. Setting the src gives you the problem you're having. Loading the content won't work because the content is on a different domain, so the call to load() fails with a cross-origin request error.

You're going to have to rethink your approach.

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