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HTML | DOM Anchor href Property
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 25 Mar, 2019

The DOM Anchor href Property in HTML DOM is used to set or return the value of the href attribute of a link. The href attribute is used to specify the link’s destination.

Syntax:

  • It returns the href property.
    anchorObject.href
  • It is used to set the href property.
    anchorObject.href = URL 

Property Values: It contains the value i.e URL which specify the URL of the link.

  • absolute URL: It points to another website.
  • relative URL: It points to a file within a website.
  • anchor URL: It points to an anchor within a page.

Return value: It returns a string value which represents the entire URL of the link including the protocol.

Example-1: This Example returns the href Property.






<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        HTML DOM Anchor href Property
    </title>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1>
          GeeksForGeeks
      </h1>
  
        <h2>
          DOM Anchor href Property
      </h2>
  
        <p>Welcome to
            <a href=
               id="GFG" 
               rel="nofollow" 
               hreflang="en-us" 
               target="_self"
                GeeksforGeeks 
            </a>
        </p>
  
        <button onclick="myGeeks()">
          Submit
      </button>
  
        <p id="sudo"
           style="color:green;
                  font-size:25px;">
      </p>
  
        <script>
            function myGeeks() {
                
                var x = 
                    document.getElementById(
                      "GFG").href;
                
                document.getElementById(
                  "sudo").innerHTML = x;
            }
        </script> "
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:
Before Clicking On Button:

After Clicking On Button:

Example-2 : This example sets the href property.




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        HTML DOM Anchor href Property
    </title>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1>
          GeeksForGeeks
      </h1>
  
        <h2>
          DOM Anchor href Property
      </h2>
  
        <p>Welcome to
            <a href=
               id="GFG" 
               rel="nofollow" 
               hreflang="en-us" 
               target="_self"
                GeeksforGeeks 
            </a>
        </p>
  
        <button onclick="myGeeks()">
          Submit
      </button>
  
        <p id="sudo"
           style="color:green;
                  font-size:25px;">
      </p>
  
        <script>
            function myGeeks() {
                
                var x =
                    document.getElementById("GFG").href = 
                    "https://ide.geeksforgeeks.org/tryit.php";
                
                document.getElementById("sudo").innerHTML = x;
            }
        </script> "
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:
Before Clicking On Button:

After Clicking On Button:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM Anchor href property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 10.0 +
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

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