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The HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.protocol property is a USVString representing the protocol scheme of the URL, including the final ':'.


string = object.protocol;
object.protocol = string;


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


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLHyperlinkElementUtils.protocol' 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] 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] 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.

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