The Location Object

The location object contains information about the current URL.

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

Note: There is no public standard that applies to the location object, but all major browsers support it.

Location Object Properties

Property Description
hash Sets or returns the anchor part (#) of a URL
host Sets or returns the hostname and port number of a URL
hostname Sets or returns the hostname of a URL
href Sets or returns the entire URL
origin Returns the protocol, hostname and port number of a URL

var x = location.origin;
pathname Sets or returns the path name of a URL
port Sets or returns the port number of a URL
protocol Sets or returns the protocol of a URL
search Sets or returns the query string part of a URL

var x =;

Location Object Methods

Method Description
assign() Loads a new document
reload() Reloads the current document
replace() Replaces the current document with a new one

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