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How to Get Portion of URL Path in JavaScript

Topic: JavaScript / jQueryPrev|Next

Answer: Use the window.location Object

You can use the built-in window.location object to retrieve the different part or portion of URL path in JavaScript, as demonstrated in the following example:

  • // If URL is http://www.example.com/products/search.php?q=ipad#featured
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  • window.location.href // http://www.example.com/products/search.php?q=ipad#featured
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  • window.location.protocol // http:
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  • window.location.host // www.example.com (includes port if there is one e.g. 3000)
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  • window.location.hostname // www.example.com
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  • window.location.port // (provide port if there is one, otherwise empty string)
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  • window.location.pathname // /products/search.php
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  • window.location.search // ?q=ipad
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  • window.location.hash // #featured

Please check out the JavaScript window section to learn more about the window object.


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