The href property of the Location interface is a stringifier that returns a string containing the whole URL, and allows the href to be updated.

Setting the value of href navigates to the provided URL. If you want redirection, use location.replace(). The difference from setting the href property value is that when using the location.replace() method, after navigating to the given URL, the current page will not be saved in session history — meaning the user won't be able to use the back button to navigate to it.


A string.


// Lets imagine an <a id="myAnchor" href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Location/href"> element is in the document
const anchor = document.getElementById("myAnchor");
const result = anchor.href; // Returns: 'https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Location/href'


HTML Standard
# dom-location-href-dev

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