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HTML | DOM Link href Property
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 22 Apr, 2019
The HTML | DOM Link href Property is used to set or return the URL of a Linked Document.

Syntax:

  • It return the href property.
    linkObject.href
  • It is used to Set the href property.
    linkObject.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 URL of the Linked document.

Example-1: This Example returns a href Property.






<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <link id="linkid" 
          rel="stylesheet"
          type="text/css" 
          href="styles.css" 
          sizes="16*16"
          hreflang="en-us">
</head>
  
<body style="text-align:center;">
    <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1>
    <h2>DOM Link href Property</h2>
  
    <button onclick="gfg()">Get URL
    </button>
  
    <p id="pid" 
       style="font-size:25px;
              color:green;">
  </p>
  
    <script>
        function gfg() {
  
            // Access link element. 
            var NEW = document.getElementById(
                "linkid").href;
            document.getElementById(
                "pid").innerHTML = NEW;
        }
    </script>
  
</body>
  
</html>

Output:
Before Clicking On Button:

After Clicking On Button:

Example-2: This Example sets the href Property.




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <link id="linkid" 
          rel="stylesheet"
          type="text/css" 
          href="styles.css" 
          sizes="16*16"
          hreflang="en-us">
</head>
  
<body style="text-align:center;">
    <h1>GeeksForGeeks</h1>
    <h2>DOM Link href Property</h2>
  
    <button onclick="gfg()">Get URL
    </button>
  
    <p id="pid" 
       style="font-size:25px;
              color:green;">
  </p>
  
    <script>
        function gfg() {
  
            // Access link element. 
            var NEW = document.getElementById(
                "linkid").href = "style3.css";
            
            document.getElementById(
                "pid").innerHTML = 
              "The value of the href attribute"+
              " was changed to " + NEW;
        }
    </script>
  
</body>
  
</html>

Output :

Before Clicking On Button:

After Clicking On Button:

Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Edge
  • Safari
  • Opera



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