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


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


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


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

Browser compatibility

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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 moved 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, 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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