The HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.password property is a USVString containing the password specified before the domain name.

If it is set without first setting the username property, it silently fails.


string = object.password;
object.password = string;


// Let's <a id="myAnchor" href=""> be in the document
var anchor = document.getElementByID("myAnchor");
var result = anchor.password; // Returns:'flabada'


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

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) [1] 26 (26) [2] No support No support No support
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) [1] (Yes) [1] 26.0 (26) [2] No support No support No support

[1] Starting in Chrome 52, this property was moved to URL

[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.

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