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  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 31 May, 2022

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

Return Value: It returns a string value which represents the URL of the Linked document. 

Example-1: This Example returns a href Property. 

HTML




<!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. 

HTML




<!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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