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  • Last Updated : 23 Oct, 2019
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The DOM Anchor pathname Property in HTML DOM is used to sets or return the path name part of the href attribute value. All the Browser will return the “/test.htm” while the IE 9 returns “test.htm”.

Syntax:

  • It returns the pathname property.
    anchorObject.pathname
  • It is used to set the pathname property.
    anchorObject.pathname = path

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

Return Value: It returns a string value which represents the path name of the URL.

Example-1: This Example returns the path name of the URL.




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        HTML DOM Anchor pathname Property
    </title>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1>
          GeeksForGeeks
      </h1>
  
        <h2>
          DOM Anchor pathname Property
      </h2>
  
        <p>Welcome to
            <a href=
               id="GFG"
               rel="nofollow"
               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").pathname;
                
                document.getElementById(
                  "sudo").innerHTML = x;
            }
        </script> "
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:
Before Clicking On Button:

After Clicking On Button:

Example-2 : This Example sets the path name of the URL.




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        HTML DOM Anchor pathname Property
    </title>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <h1>
          GeeksForGeeks
      </h1>
  
        <h2>
          DOM Anchor pathname Property
      </h2>
  
        <p>Welcome to
            <a href=
               id="GFG"
               rel="nofollow" 
               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").pathname;
                
                document.getElementById(
                  "sudo").innerHTML = 
                  "The pathname will be changd now";
            }
        </script> "
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

Before Clicking On Button:

After Clicking On Button:

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

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

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