HTML | Window self( ) Property

The Window self() property is used for returning the current window. It is generally used for comparison purposes while using other functions such as top().
It is a read-only property and it returns a reference to the Window object itself.

Syntax:

window.self

Below program illustrates the Window self() property:

Using Window self() property for comparison with the window top() property.

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<!DOCTYPE>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>Window self() property in HTML</title>
    <style>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
          
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        }
          
        body {
            text-align: center;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
  
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>Window self() Property</h2>
  
    <p>For checking whether the window is the topmost window or not,
      double click the "Check Top Window" button: </p>
  
    <button ondblclick="Window()">Check Top Window</button>
  
    <p id="MyWindow"></p>
  
    <script>
        function Window() {
            if (window.top = window.self) {
                document.getElementById("MyWindow").innerHTML = 
                  "This window is the topmost window.";
            } else {
                document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = 
                  "This window is not the topmost window.";
            }
        }
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>
                       

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Output:

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Supported Web Browsers

  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Apple Safari


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