2009/3/2 zero <zero.zero1...@gmail.com>:
> On page that iframe load u can put code:
> <script type="text/javascript">
>                parent.name_of_some_js_function();
> </script>
> Works for me in all browsers.
> On 2 Mar, 14:21, Richard Quadling <rquadl...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hi.
>> I'm currently using an iframe to act as a report downloader.
>> The user enters some criteria which is generated dynamically as they
>> change options. They then click a document button (PDF, XLS, DOC) and
>> this is sent to the server for validation. The result is a key for the
>> Crystal Reports. The JS code generates an iframe and passes the key as
>> part of the URL. As the key is a hash, and has to be part of the
>> user's session, security is quite high. Guessing keys is useless
>> unless there is corresponding data already submitted for the key.
>> On screen, I dim the form for ajax requests and fade in a spinner.
>> So far so good.
>> My problem is that once I've created the iframe I've no way of knowing
>> about the state of the iframe - has it loaded and presented the user
>> with the appropriate download box.
>> Are there any events I can observe with regard to an iframe (ie7, FF,
>> Chrome - intranet only and so can be limited in support).
>> I suppose as a side question, how do I find what events are observable
>> for any element? Is there a way? Or is it just a case of RTF HTML/JS M
>> Regards,
>> Richard Quadling.
>> --
>> -----
>> Richard Quadling
>> Zend Certified Engineer :http://zend.com/zce.php?c=ZEND002498&r=213474731
>> "Standing on the shoulders of some very clever giants!"
> >


Currently, the iframe has no HTML/CSS/JS content as the server simply
supplies a download which causes the browser to ask to save. I'm using
PHP and here is the key part.

// Generate file and then supply headers along with the data.
header("{$_SERVER['SERVER_PROTOCOL']} 200 OK", True, 200);
header('Content-Description: File Transfer');
header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="' .
$_SESSION['Reports'][$_GET['Hash']]['Report']['ExternalName'] . '.' .
$_SESSION['Reports'][$_GET['Hash']]['ExportInfo']['Extension'] . '"');
header('Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary');
header('Expires: 0');
header('Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0');
header('Pragma: public');
header('Content-Length: ' . filesize($s_ExportedReport));

So, I can't add HTML/CSS/JS to the frame AND have the download happen.

I found I can observe the "load" event on the iframe, but only in
FireFox. It seems that nothing is fired for IE/Chrome at all. Also
tried dom:loaded - nothing in any of the browsers.

I think the above code would need to be amended to do something like this ...

Generate the report and save it with a unique name.
Generate the iframe's HTML so that it includes the JS to tell the
parent all is well and a location.refresh to point to a script to
supply the newly generated file.

Seems convoluted, but then again, downloading with no refresh SEEMS
convoluted anyway.

And as I'm typing this, Alex has just replied ... reading.

Ah. Yes. If the iframe had content, then I could traverse it quite happily.

Breaking the generation and the downloading seems to be the next obvious way.

Any other POVs?


Richard Quadling
Zend Certified Engineer : http://zend.com/zce.php?c=ZEND002498&r=213474731
"Standing on the shoulders of some very clever giants!"

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