Which iframe posted a message to my window?

What do you do if you have a bunch of different iframes in your web page posting messages? How do you know which iframe a message came from? Even if the iframe document comes from a different origin?

This does the trick

   
window.addEventListener ("message",
  function (event) {
    /* for security, always check the origin */
    if (event.origin === 'https://www.example.com') {
      /* list of all iframes in the document */
      var iframes = document.getElementsByTagName('iframe')
      for (var i = 0; i<iframes.length; i++) {
        /* examine each iframe in turn */<br data-gid="18" />      var iframe = iframes[i]
        /* does the message source match this iframe ? */
        if( event.source === iframe.contentWindow ) {
          /* get its id. other attributes are also accessible */
          var iframeId = iframe.getAttribute( 'id')
          console.log( event.data, 'from', iframeId )
        }
      }
    }
  }, false<br data-gid="18" />);

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