The toJSON() method of the URL interface returns a USVString containing a serialized version of the URL, although in practice it seems to have the same effect as URL.toString().

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.


const href = url.toJSON()

Return value

A USVString.


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


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'toJSON()' 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
toJSONChrome Full support 71Edge Full support 17Firefox Full support 54IE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support 71Chrome Android Full support 71Firefox Android Full support 54Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support 10.0


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