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  • Last Updated : 30 Jun, 2022

The Area href Property in HTML DOM is used to set or return the value of the href attribute. It is used to specify the URL of area. 

For example: https://manaschhabra:manaschhabra499@www.geeksforgeeks.org/ (manaschhabra is the username and manaschhabra499 is the password). 

Syntax:

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

Property Values: It contains single value href which specify the URL. It can be an absolute URl, a relative URL, link to an element etc.

Three Possible Values :-

  • 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 URL. 

Example 1: This example returns the Area href Property. 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<title>
    HTML DOM Area href Property
</title>
 
<body>
    <h4> HTML DOM Area href Property </h4>
    <button onclick="GFG()">Click Here!
    </button>
    <map name="Geeks1">
        <area id="Geeks"
            shape="rect"
            coords="0, 0, 110, 100"
            alt="Geeks"
            href=
    </map>
 
    <img src=
        width="300"
        height="100"
        alt="Geeksforgeeks"
        usemap="#Geeks1">
    </br>
    <p id="GEEK!"></p>
     
    <script>
        function GFG() {
             
        // Return value of href attribute.
            var x = document.getElementById("Geeks").href;
        document.getElementById("GEEK!").innerHTML = x;
        }
    </script>
</body>
 
</html>                   

Output: Before Clicking on Button:

  

After Clicking on Button:

  

Example 2: This example sets the Area href property. 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<title>
    HTML DOM Area href Property
</title>
 
<body>
    <h4> HTML DOM Area href Property </h4>
    <button onclick="GFG()">Click Here!
    </button>
    <map name="Geeks1">
        <area id="Geeks"
            shape="rect"
            coords="0, 0, 110, 100"
            alt="Geeks"
            href=
    </map>
 
    <img src=
        width="300"
        height="100"
        alt="Geeksforgeeks"
        usemap="#Geeks1">
    </br>
    <p id="GEEK!"></p>
     
    <script>
        function GFG() {
             
        // Sets href property.
            var x = document.getElementById("Geeks").href =
                 https://abc:abc499@www.geeksforgeeks.org/;
        document.getElementById("GEEK!").innerHTML =
                "The href has been changed to " + x;
        }
    </script>
</body>
 
</html>                    

Output: Before Clicking on Button:

  

After Clicking on Button:

  

Supported Browsers:

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


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