HTML | DOM Location hash Property

The Location Hash property in HTML is used to return the anchor part of a URL. It can also be used to set the anchor part of the URL. It returns the string which represents the anchor part of a URL including the hash ‘#’ sign.


  • It returns the hash property.
  • It is used to set the hash property.
    location.hash = anchorname

Below program illustrates the Location hash property in HTML:






<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>DOM Location hash property</title>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <h2>DOM Location hash Property</h2>
      For setting the anchor part to 
      'newlocationhash', double click 
      the "Set Anchor" button:
    <button ondblclick="mylocation()">
      Set Anchor
    <p id="hash"></p>
        function mylocation() {
            location.hash = "newlocationhash";
            var h = 
                "The anchor part is now: " + location.hash;
            document.getElementById("hash").innerHTML = h;



After click on the button:

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by Location hash property are listed below:

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

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