ColdFusion Proxy to avoid Cross-Site Scripting

Here’s a method to get an JSON feed with ColdFusion. This will work in ColdFusion 7 and later.

This is useful for avoiding cross-site scripting in Javascript/jQuery – You would simply call your remote feed on your local server, and then your jQuery would be able to call a “local” resource.

Code walkthrough:

  • Use CFHTTP to generate an HTTP request and handle the response from the server. This should return JSON.
  • Set the appropriate MIME content type.
  • Return the resulting JSON string.

This example should be enhanced with try/catch error handling

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