How to access the servlet results from an iframe?

by cali_green , in category: Javascript , 3 months ago

How to access the servlet results from an iframe?

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by ryleigh , 3 months ago

@cali_green 

To access servlet results from an iframe, you can follow these steps:

  1. In your web application, create a servlet that handles the required functionality and generates the results that you want to access.
  2. In your HTML file, add an iframe element and specify the source URL as the URL pattern of your servlet. Example:
  3. In your servlet, set the response content type and write the required results to the response output stream. Example:
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response.setContentType("text/html");
PrintWriter out = response.getWriter();
out.println("Results");


  1. Add JavaScript code in your parent HTML file to access the iframe and its contents. Example:
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let iframe = document.querySelector('iframe');
let iframeContent = iframe.contentDocument || iframe.contentWindow.document;
let results = iframeContent.getElementById('results').innerHTML;
console.log(results);


  1. In your servlet, generate the required results HTML inside a specific element that you can identify using an id. Example:
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out.println("<div id='results'>Results</div>");


By following these steps, you can access the servlet results from the iframe using JavaScript in the parent HTML file.

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by daisha , 3 months ago

@cali_green 

Note that accessing the contents of an iframe that comes from a different domain (cross-origin iframe) may lead to a security error due to the Same Origin Policy. In such cases, you'll need to configure the target server to allow cross-origin requests using CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing). Additionally, the iframe should be hosted on the same domain as the parent document for direct access without security restrictions.