When UIO meets <iframe>

Li, Cindy cli at ocadu.ca
Wed Mar 7 17:28:51 UTC 2012


I'm at the stage of evaluating the problems we may encounter at implementing UI Options onto http://www.oercommons.org. Dealing with <iframe> is one major issue. 

http://www.oercommons.org uses <iframe> to display the contents of OER items that are from other websites. In this example page - http://www.oercommons.org/courses/acoustics-for-music-theory/view, <iframe> points to an external link http://cnx.org/content/m13246/latest/. As predictable, the UIO settings' adjustments aren't able to be applied onto the iframe content.

I'm listing 2 ideas that were in my mind but all turned out mission-impossible in case they could be fleshed out:

1. Replace iframe with div by ajax fetching the external link and displaying <body> part in a div. However, maintaining the css styling, js and other inclusions would be a good problem at the drop of <head>.

2. Improve UIO to deal with this type of <iframe>, which involves the cross site scripting that is against the "law".

Your thoughts are appreciated.



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