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I'm trying to get a page's content dynamically so I can open in a modal. What's the best way of getting the html from a page given an ID/page url?

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    Can you please provide more detail to help people understand you requirement? Jan 12 '18 at 2:47
  • sure @AmitabhVyas - I have a list of links that point to sitecore content pages. When a link is clicked, I want to get the pages' content and display it in a different format (ex Modal window).
    – Snapper
    Jan 12 '18 at 2:54
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    Why not use window.open() passing in the page url (and window options for modal) or use an iframe and set the src property rather than scraping HTML from Sitecore...?
    – jammykam
    Jan 12 '18 at 3:11
  • thats a good suggestion @jammykam but I wont render all the renderings on the page (Header, footer etc) so I'd like to have control over the different renderings that are to be displayed
    – Snapper
    Jan 12 '18 at 5:51
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    @Snapper If you get just the markup and display it on another site, you will need to expand all links to be absolute otherwise images/css/javascript links will not be valid.
    – jammykam
    Jan 12 '18 at 16:28
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I like the suggestion which is provided by @jammykam. To fit to your requirements I would create a new device and there you can create your own layout for that specific modal. You can create your device under /sitecore/layout/Devices:

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Then your new device will apear in the Layout Details: enter image description here

Then you can access to the device related rendering defintion through the following url: http://[url]?sc_device=modal

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    Exactly how we do things too. We typically create a slimmed down layout file specifically for modals too.
    – jrap
    Jan 12 '18 at 13:54

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