start_url

Type String
Mandatory No
Example
"start_url": "https://example.com"

The start_url member is a string that represents the start URL of the web application — the prefered URL that should be loaded when the user launches the web application (e.g., when the user taps on the web application's icon from a device's application menu or homescreen).

Note: The start_url member is purely advisory, and a user agent may ignore it or allow the user to alter it at install time or afterwards.

Examples

Absolute URL

"start_url": "https://example.com"

Relative URL

If the URL is relative, the manifest URL is used as the base URL to resolve it.

"start_url": "../startpoint.html"

Specifications

Specification Status Comment Feedback

Web App Manifest
The definition of 'start_url' in that specification.

Working Draft

Initial definition.

Web App Manifest Working Group drafts

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
start_url
Experimental
Chrome ? Edge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.