JavaScript window.parent Property

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JavaScript window.parent Property

The window.parent property returns a reference to the parent of the current window or subframe.

Note: If a window does not have a parent, its parent property is a reference to itself.

Note: When a window is loaded in an <iframe>, <object>, or <embed>, its parent is the window with the element embedding the window.


The is another web page iframe.html.

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <script> var x = window.parent.document.getElementById("point"); = "red"; </script> </body> </html>

This example will demonstrate how window.parent will effect on its parent window.

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <p>I will not change color</p> <p id="point">I will change color.</p> <iframe src="/js/window-parent/iframe"> Your browser do not support iframe. </iframe> </body> </html>



Return Value

ObjectReturns a reference to the parent of the current window or subframe.


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