window.document returns a reference to the document contained in the window.

Note: Firefox 3 alters the security for windows' documents so that only the domain from which it was located can access the document. While this may break some existing sites, it's a move made by both Firefox 3 and Internet Explorer 7, and results in improved security.

Syntax

doc = window.document 

Parameters

  • doc is an object reference to a document.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
   <title>Hello, World!</title>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript">
   var doc = window.document;
   console.log(doc.title); // Hello, World!
</script>

</body>
</html>

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Window.document' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5
The definition of 'Window.document' in that specification.
Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support

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