[whatwg] links within an iframe cannot replace the parent document?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue May 28 10:22:15 PDT 2013

On Fri, 17 May 2013, Constantine A. Murenin wrote:
> I'm designing a deterministic URL shortener in nginx, now using HTML5 
> and iframes, and I got stuck with not being able to specify that all 
> links within the iframe referenced from my site, have to be opened up by 
> replacing my site.  (Obviously with the domain of the problem -- URL 
> shortening -- I generally have no control over the URLs that are loaded 
> within the iframe.)

Could you elaborate on your use case? What exactly is the effect you're 
trying to get? I'm not really understanding the step from "URL shortener" 
having an iframe.

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