The HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.origin read-only property is a USVString 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 explicitely specified);
  • for URL using file: scheme, the value is browser dependant;
  • for URL using the blob: scheme, the origin of the URL following blob:. E.g "blob:https://mozilla.org" will have "https://mozilla.org".

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

string = object.origin;

Examples

// On this page, returns the origin
var result = window.location.origin; // Returns:'https://developer.mozilla.org'

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 26.0 (26.0) [2][3] No support [1] No support [1] No support [1]
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support [1] No support [1] 26.0 (26.0) [2][3] No support [1] No support [1] No support [1]

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

[2] From Gecko 26 to Gecko 44, this property was on the URLUtils mixin. It has been moves either on the HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils mixin, or directly on the interface.

[3] Before Gecko 49, results for URL using the blob scheme incorrectly returned null.

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