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anchor link in a iframe

Msg#: 4312162 posted 10:25 pm on May 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi guys,

How are you all?

Im putting together a site at the moment and it uses an iframe for a form because that's what they want it.

Is there a way to have a button in the main page and on click send it to the textbox inside the iframe?





WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 4312162 posted 3:19 am on May 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

When you create the iframe, you can give it an id attribute: <iframe id="mxyzptlk">

Then when you create an anchor tag in the parent page, you can use a target="mxyzptlk" attribute to target changes within the iframe. This normally means refreshing the iframe's entire content to a different URL.

Changing just a textbox on the iframed URL would not be an HTML functionality, and unless you want to refresh the entire URL, you would probably use AJAX or JavaScript. If that is what you want to do, we've got a dedicated JavaScript and AJAX forum [webmasterworld.com] where you can ask for more detailed help, if needed.


Msg#: 4312162 posted 4:29 pm on May 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thanks Tedster,

They have now decided they dont want an iframe so this is not going to be a problem anymore. But i will look into it for future reference.

Thanks for taking the time to reply


Msg#: 4312162 posted 12:26 pm on Jun 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

I'm glad they decided to not use iframes, I am not a big fan. Though, that's just me ;)

[edited by: incrediBILL at 12:45 pm (utc) on Jun 2, 2011]
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