location object

Contains information about the current URL.

Members

The location object has these types of members:

Methods

The location object has these methods.

MethodDescription
assign

Loads a new HTML document.

reload

Reloads the current document.

replace

Replaces the current document by loading another document at the specified URL.

 

Properties

The location object has these properties.

PropertyDescription

hash

Sets or retrieves the subsection of the href property that follows the number sign (#).

host

Sets or retrieves the hostname and port number of the location or URL.

hostname

Sets or retrieves the host name part of the location or URL.

href

Sets or retrieves the entire URL as a string.

pathname

Sets or retrieves the file name or path specified by the object.

port

Sets or retrieves the port number associated with a URL.

protocol

Sets or retrieves the protocol portion of a URL.

search

Sets or retrieves the substring of the href property that follows the question mark.

 

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.

Remarks

The href property contains the entire URL, while the other properties contain portions of the URL. The default property for the location object is location.href. For example, setting location='http://microsoft.com' is equivalent to setting location.href='http://microsoft.com'.

The browser immediately navigates to the specified URL when any of the properties listed are set.

 

 

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