Document.defaultView

In browsers, document.defaultView returns the window object associated with a document, or null if none is available.

Syntax

var win = document.defaultView;

This property is read-only.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Document.defaultView' in that specification.
Living Standard No change
HTML5
The definition of 'Document.defaultView' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
defaultViewChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE Full support 9Opera Full support ≤12.1Safari Full support 1WebView Android Full support 1Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support ≤12.1Safari iOS Full support 1Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.0

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