HTMLAnchorElement: origin property

The HTMLAnchorElement.origin read-only property is a string containing the Unicode serialization of the origin of the represented URL.

That is:

  • for URL using the http or https, the scheme followed by '://', followed by the domain, followed by ':', followed by the port (the default port, 80 and 443 respectively, if explicitly specified);
  • for URL using file: scheme, the value is browser dependent;
  • for URL using the blob: scheme, the origin of the URL following blob:. E.g "blob:" will have "".


A string.


// An <a id="myAnchor" href=""> element is in the document
const anchor = document.getElementById("myAnchor");
anchor.origin; // returns ''


HTML Standard
# dom-hyperlink-origin-dev

Browser compatibility

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See also