Identify parent element by id

I use this to identify and get the properties for the element with an id of 'elm1'
        var ed = tinyMCE.get('elm1');

How can I do this if the <div id="elm1"> is in a parent window?
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Xyptilon2Connect With a Mentor Commented:

var ed = parent.document.getElementById("elm1");

However, if within an iframe it wont work because "parent" is a window object, not a document object, and if it is from another domain you cannot do it due to security restrictions.
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