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  • Last Updated : 23 Jul, 2019

The Location Search property in HTML DOM is used to set or return the query part of URL including question mark. The query part is the part of URL after the question mark.

Syntax:

  • It returns the location search property.
    location.search
  • It is used to set the location search property.
    location.search = searchString

Property Value: searchString which is used to specify the search part of URL.

Return Value: It returns a string which represents the search value.

Example: This example display the search part of URL.




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        HTML DOM Location search Property
    </title>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
      
    <h2>
        HTML DOM Location search Property
    </h2>
      
    <button onclick="myGeeks()">Click Here!</button>
      
    <!-- script to return location search property -->
    <script>
        function myGeeks() {
            const url = document.createElement('a');
              
            url.setAttribute('href', 
      
            window.alert("URL search value of current page: "
                    + url.search);
        }
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>                                

Output:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by DOM Location search Property are listed below:

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

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