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    WindowEventHandlers.onhashchange

    The hashchange event fires when a window's hash changes (see location.hash).

    Syntax

    window.onhashchange = funcRef;
    

    or

    <body onhashchange="funcRef();">
    

    or

    window.addEventListener("hashchange", funcRef, false);
    

    Parameters

    funcRef
    A reference to a function.

    Example

    if ("onhashchange" in window) {
        alert("The browser supports the hashchange event!");
    }
    
    function locationHashChanged() {
        if (location.hash === "#somecoolfeature") {
            somecoolfeature();
        }
    }
    
    window.onhashchange = locationHashChanged;
    

    The hashchange event

    The dispatched hashchange event has the following fields:

    Field Type Description
    newURL DOMString The new URL to which the window is navigating.
    oldURL DOMString The previous URL from which the window was navigated.

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    WHATWG HTML Living Standard
    The definition of 'GlobalEventHandlers' in that specification.
    Living Standard  
    HTML5.1
    The definition of 'GlobalEventHandlers' in that specification.
    Working Draft  
    HTML5
    The definition of 'GlobalEventHandlers' in that specification.
    Recommendation  

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support 5.0 3.6 (1.9.2)

    8.0

    oldURL/newURL attributes are not supported.

    10.6 5.0
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support 2.2 1.0 (1.9.2) 9.0 11.0 5.0

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    Last updated by: teoli,
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