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HTML DOM Location Object

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HTML DOM Location Object


Location Object

The Location object is actually a JavaScript object, not an HTML DOM object.

The Location object is automatically created by the JavaScript runtime engine and contains information about the current URL. Example: Send a user to a new location

The Location object is part of the Window object and is accessed through the window.location property.

IE: Internet Explorer, F: Firefox, O: Opera.

Location Object Properties

Property Description IE F O
hash Sets or returns the URL from the hash sign (#) 4 1 9
host Sets or returns the hostname and port number of the current URL 4 1 9
hostname Sets or returns the hostname of the current URL 4 1 9
href Sets or returns the entire URL 4 1 9
pathname Sets or returns the path of the current URL 4 1 9
port Sets or returns the port number of the current URL 4 1 9
protocol Sets or returns the protocol of the current URL 4 1 9
search Sets or returns the URL from the question mark (?) 4 1 9

Location Object Methods

Method Description IE F O
assign() Loads a new document 4 1 9
reload() Reloads the current document 4 1 9
replace() Replaces the current document with a new one 4 1 9



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