The steps below demonstrate this approach:
Step 1: Opening a new window using the open() method: First we need to open a new window using the window.open() method. The current URL can be accessed using the location property of the window object. The target attribute or name value of the window is given as _self. This is important as it makes the URL replace the current page.
Step 2: Close this open window using the close() method: The window.close() method closes the window on which it is called. The window that was opened in the first step is closed by using this method. This works because the window has now been opened by our script instead of the user.
Note: This approach may not work on all browsers due to different implementations of browser security.
The example below demonstrates the above steps: