I have a button that goes to a page and that page generates a url to copy and paste.

Is there a way that I could load that page and access the html to parse out the url and go directly to that url?

I read on jQuery load and get functions and they do not support cross domain loads. I also thought I could maybe use an iFrame to load the document then use jQuery to parse the page that way, but salesforce doesn't load iFrames due to clickjacking.

Can anyone think of a way to get around this issue?

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I believe you can do this on the server-side in Apex providing you have created a remote site setting to allow access. To work with an apex:commandButton the code would look like this:

public PageReference redirectToParsedUrl() {
    HttpRequest req = new HttpRequest();
    HTTPResponse res = new Http().send(req);
    if (res.getStatusCode() == 200) {
        String html = res.getBody();
        // Do your parsing
        String url = ...
        return new PageReference(url);
    } else {
        // Error handling

or you could expose it as a WebService method and use a JavaScript button.


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