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jQuery - contents( ) Method


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Description:

The contents( ) method finds all the child nodes inside the matched elements (including text nodes), or the content document, if the element is an iframe.

Syntax:

Here is the simple syntax to use this method:

selector.contents( )

Parameters:

Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method:

  • NA

Example:

Consider you have a blank html file index-blank.htm which we would use in an iframe.

Try the following example which shows how you can access the objects in an iframe from a parent window. This operation has become possible just because of contents() method.

<html>
<head>
<title>the title</title>
   <script type="text/javascript" 
   src="/jquery/jquery-1.3.2.min.js"></script>
<script>
  $(document).ready(function(){
    var $content = $("iframe").contents();
    $content.find("body").append("I'm in an iframe!");
  });
  </script>
  
</head>
<body>
  <iframe src="/jquery/index-blank.htm" width="300" height="100">
  </iframe>
</body>
</html>

To understand it in better way you can Try it yourself.



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