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    The Document.location read-only property returns a Location object, which contains information about the URL of the document and provides methods for changing that URL and loading another URL.

    Though Document.location is a read-only Location object, you can also assign a DOMString to it. This means that you can work with document.location as if it were a string in most cases: document.location = '' is a synonym of document.location.href = ''.

    To retrieve just the URL as a string, the read-only document.URL property can also be used.

    If the current document is not in a browsing context, the returned value is null.


    locationObj = document.location
    document.location = '' // Equivalent to document.location.href = ''


    // Prints a string like
    // "" to the console


    Specification Status Comment
    WHATWG HTML Living Standard
    The definition of 'Document.location' in that specification.
    Living Standard No change from HTML5.
    The definition of 'Document.location' in that specification.
    Recommendation Initial definition.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
    Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

    See also

    • The interface of the returned value, Location.
    • A similar information, but attached to the browsing context, Window.location


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