Im using the calendar tag on a page and an iframe below it to display an event page. The iframe displays the latest event. When you click on a day in the calendar it calls that days event into the iframe.

Here is the code to call up the day event:

<a href="{day_path='events'}" target="cal_frame">{day_number}</a>

Here is the existing iframe:

<div class="colThree_event_container">
  <iframe name="cal_frame" scrolling="no" src="{site_url}events"></iframe>

I have been trying to do away with the iframe and have the same functionality using just a div and ajax/jquery with no luck.

Any pointers? :-)

  • Please post some of the options you have tried in making this work as you wish - detailed explanations and/or code samples, and why they didn't work. Nov 28 '12 at 13:24

Ok, here's the code:



    $('.ajax_link').on('click', function(e){ // catch the click, and bind that click-event to the variable "e"
        e.preventDefault(); // stop the event from firing (so user doesn't get forwarded to the actual link)

        var elem = $(this),
            link = elem.attr('href'),
            target = elem.attr('rel');

        $.get(link, function(data){ // do a GET-request
            $(target).html(data); // put the results in the target-element



I've made a Gist (which also includes the HTML): https://gist.github.com/4188501

Does that help?

Edit: updated code.

  • Hi, Wouldn´t that still be targeting the iframe? target="cal_frame". It needs to target only the div: [div class="colThree_event_container"] [/div]
    – Kippi
    Nov 28 '12 at 13:13
  • No it wouldn't. The first thing we're doing after click is saying e (the click-event) .preventDefault(), so we're telling jQuery to stop it's default action (sort of like return false.
    – Steven
    Nov 28 '12 at 14:01
  • Ok, but I want to remove the iframe all together. I managed to do something like this: function ReplaceContentInContainer(id,content) { var container = document.getElementById(id); container.innerHTML = content; } And then: <a href="javascript:ReplaceContentInContainer('colThree_event_container','{day_path='events'}')"> but it is only showing the actual url in the div: mysite.com/events/2012/11/23
    – Kippi
    Nov 28 '12 at 14:38
  • I'll make a gist in a bit showing how you could do this fully. Hang on!
    – Steven
    Nov 28 '12 at 16:54
  • Hey sorry, dropped the ball there. Here's the gist: gist.github.com/4188501
    – Steven
    Dec 2 '12 at 12:55

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