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#2707 closed bug (patchwelcome)

Opened April 17, 2008 07:17PM UTC

Closed March 31, 2011 05:37PM UTC

Last modified March 14, 2012 05:44AM UTC

Event isn't fired into an iframe

Reported by: telega Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 1.2.4
Component: event Version: 1.2.3
Keywords: needsreview Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Code $("iframe").contents().trigger("myevent"); doesn't fire event to iframe contentDocument.

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Change History (4)

Changed October 08, 2008 06:16PM UTC by morgan comment:1

This really cannot be considered a bug if the event was setup from within the iframe. Because of the iframe you are working with two DOMs. Outside the frame (DOM1), the event does not exist because it was setup in the iframe (DOM2). Attached is a proof of concept plugin that allows context switching. Meaning if contents() sees that the current element is an iframe, and contains jQuery, the chain is switch from the outer instance of jQuery to the inner instance. Allowing events to be trigger. Testing so far has been limited just to showing it works (FF3.0.3).

Changed March 25, 2009 12:37PM UTC by chris.j.smith comment:2

I've encountered the same problem. I've attached a test case. I tried appying the jquery.contextswitch.js to it but it's not working either. Any ideas? The cross-frame event just gets swallowed.

Working on IE8/FF3.0.7.

Changed November 17, 2010 01:58AM UTC by dmethvin comment:3

keywords: → needsreview
status: newopen

This could only be supported *at all* if the domains were the same, but even then I don't think we want to say we support it. There are issues with cleaning up cross domain events as well, see #7045.

Changed March 31, 2011 05:37PM UTC by dmethvin comment:4

resolution: → patchwelcome
status: openclosed

Having one frame control and trigger events across frames (parent to child or vice-versa) is not supported right now. There are several security and memory leak issues that would need to be overcome. It might be possible for us to provide hooks that allow an external plugin to do this, if you are interested please contact us.