HTML frames: how to scroll to top of parent

what JS code can i put in a child frame HTML  such that  upon entering that child page,
the parent scrolls to the top?
the child frame is very tall, and has a SUBMIT for a search.
(AJAX is not desirable for this situation)

perhaps some variation of:
document.body.scrollTop = document.documentElement.scrollTop = 0;
but reference the parent,
and do it by default upon entering the child page.

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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
Can you please post a link to your example page?  If you don't have one, then just create a simple example and upload so we can see what you are talking about.
willsherwoodAuthor Commented:
the top level (parent) iframe =
<p><iframe style="background: transparent;" src="" height="3085" width="700" seamless="seamless"></iframe></p>

(it's a protected directory, sorry)

in the file member-directory.php
i'd like a JS statement that scrolls the parent window to its top
Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
You should simply recreate what you are doing with sample data in a non protected directory.  You want to recreate just a simple example.  This explains it pretty well

If it helps, I created a sample page to be framed and the main page,output

There is a button at the bottom.  Is that what you are trying to get to?  If not, please upload your own sample or edit the jsbin's.

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willsherwoodAuthor Commented:
window.parent.$("body").animate({scrollTop:0}, 'slow');
did the trick
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