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The HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils mixin defines utility methods and properties to work with HTMLAnchorElement and HTMLAreaElement. These utilities allow to deal with common features like URLs.

There are no objects of this type, but several objects HTMLAnchorElement and HTMLAreaElement implement it.

Properties

This interface doesn't inherit any property.

HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.href
Is a USVString containing the whole URL.
HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.protocol
Is a USVString containing the protocol scheme of the URL, including the final ':'.
HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.host
Is a USVString containing the host, that is the hostname, and then, if the port of the URL is not empty (which can happen because it was not specified or because it was specified to be the default port of the URL's scheme), a ':', and the port of the URL.
HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.hostname
Is a USVString containing the domain of the URL.
HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.port
Is a USVString containing the port number of the URL.
HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.pathname
Is a USVString containing an initial '/' followed by the path of the URL.
HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.search
Is a USVString containing a '?' followed by the parameters of the URL.
HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.hash
Is a USVString containing a '#' followed by the fragment identifier of the URL.
HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.username
Is a USVString containing the username specified before the domain name.
HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.password
Is a USVString containing the password specified before the domain name.
HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.origin Read only
Returns a USVString containing the origin of the URL, that is its scheme, its domain and its port.

Methods

This interface doesn't inherit any method.

HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.toString()
Returns a DOMString containing the whole URL. It is a synonym for HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.href, though it can't be used to modify the value.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) [1] 22 (22) [3][4] No support [2] No support [2] No support [2]
username and password (Yes) 26 (26) [3] No support ? ?
origin (Yes) 26 (26) [3] ? ? ?
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 22.0 (22) [3][4] No support [2] No support [2] No support [2]
username and password (Yes) (Yes) 26.0 (26) [3] No support ? ?
origin (Yes) (Yes) 26.0 (26) [3] ? ? ?

[1] Starting in Chrome 52, the members of this interface were moved to URL

[2] Though not grouped in a single abstract interface, these methods are directly available on the interfaces that implement it, if this interface is supported.

[3] This mixin was called URLUtils before Firefox 45, and was also implemented to other by other interfaces, like Location. From Firefox 45, the other interfaces implements their own version of the properties and methods they need.

[4] Firefox has a bug whereby single quotes contained in URLs are escaped when accessed via URL APIs (bug 1386683). This has been fixed as of Firefox 57.

See also

 

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