The URL.toString() stringifier method returns a USVString containing the whole URL. It is effectively a read-only version of URL.href.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.


const href = url.toString()

Return value

A USVString.


const url = new URL("https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/URL/toString");
url.toString(); // should return the URL as a string


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'stringifier' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
toStringChrome Full support 19Edge Full support 17Firefox Full support 54IE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support ≤37Chrome Android Full support 25Firefox Android Full support 54Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support 6.0


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See also

  • The URL interface it belongs to.