How to add HTML into an iframe
Using srcdoc to add inline HTML into an iframe
The most common use for iframes is to embed an external resource in your page, for example a social media post or video.
There are times when you will want to add your own HTML. This is where the
srcdoc attribute comes into play
srcdoc allows you to specify inline HTML to embed.
The following code will create an iframe with an h1 with the text “test”;
<iframe srcdoc="<!DOCTYPE html><h1>test</h1>">
If the browser doesn’t support
srcdoc it will fall back to using the
const iframe = document.createElement("iframe"); iframe.srcdoc = `<!DOCTYPE html><h1>test</h1>`;
We found this useful on a recent project where the client wanted to preview some HTML without using a third party tool.