The HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.pathname property is a USVString containing an initial '/' followed by the path of the URL.

Syntax

string = object.pathname;
object.pathname = string;

Examples

// Let's an <a id="myAnchor" href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.pathname"> element be in the document
var anchor = document.getElementById("myAnchor");
var result = anchor.pathname; // Returns:'/en-US/docs/HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.pathname'

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) [1] No support [2] 22 (22) [3][4] No support [2] No support [2] No support [2]
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) [1] (Yes) [1] No support [2] 22.0 (22) [3][4] No support [2] No support [2] No support [2]

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

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

[3] From Gecko 22 to Gecko 44, this property was on the URLUtils mixin. It has been moves either on the HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils mixin, or directly on the interface.

[4] Before Firefox 53, the pathname and search HTMLHyperLinkElementUtils properties returned the wrong parts of the URL. For example, for a URL of http://z.com/x?a=true&b=false, pathname would return "/x?a=true&b=false" and search would return "", rather than "/x" and "?a=true&b=false" respectively. This has now been fixed.

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