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A reference to the parent of the current window or subframe.

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

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

Syntax

parentWindow = window.parent; 

Example

if (window.parent != window.top) {
  // we're deeper than one down
}

Specification

See also

  • window.frameElement returns the specific element (such as <iframe>) the window is embedded into.
  • window.top returns a reference to the top-level window.

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