Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

Note: Use self.origin instead.

The Document.origin read-only property returns the document's origin. In most cases, this property is equivalent to document.defaultView.location.origin.


A string containing the document's origin.


var origin = document.origin;
// On this page, returns:''

var origin = document.origin;
// On "about:blank", returns:'null'

var origin = document.origin;
// On "data:text/html,<b>foo</b>", returns:'null'

Browser compatibility

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See also