runtime.getURL()

Given a relative path from the manifest.json to a resource packaged with the extension, return a fully-qualified URL.
 
This function does not check that the resource actually exists at that URL.
 

Syntax

browser.runtime.getURL(
  path // string
)

Parameters

path
string. A relative path from the manifest.json to a resource packaged with the extension.

Return value

string. The fully-qualified URL to the resource.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxOperaFirefox for Android
Basic supportChrome Full support 22Edge Full support 14Firefox Full support 45Opera Full support 15Firefox Android Full support 48

Legend

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Examples

Given a file packaged with the extension at "beasts/frog.html", get the full URL like this:

var fullURL = browser.runtime.getURL("beasts/frog.html");
console.log(fullURL);
// Returns something like:
// moz-extension://2c127fa4-62c7-7e4f-90e5-472b45eecfdc/beasts/frog.html

Example extensions

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.runtime API. This documentation is derived from runtime.json in the Chromium code.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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