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HTML DOM links Collection

Document Object Reference Document Object

Definition and Usage

The links collection returns an array of all the links in the current document.

Tip: The links collection counts <a href=""> tags and <area> tags.

Syntax

document.links[].property


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The links collection is supported in all major browsers.


Examples

Example 1

Return the number of links in the document:

<html>
<body>

<img src ="planets.gif" width="145" height="126" alt="Planets" usemap ="#planetmap">
<map name="planetmap">
<area shape="rect" coords="0,0,82,126" href="sun.htm" alt="Sun">
<area shape="circle" coords="90,58,3" href="mercur.htm" alt="Mercury">
<area shape="circle" coords="124,58,8" href="venus.htm" alt="Venus">
</map>

<p><a href="/js/">JavaScript Tutorial</a></p>

<p>Number of areas/links:
<script>
document.write(document.links.length);
</script></p>

</body>
</html>

The output of the code above will be:

Number of areas/links: 4

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Example 2

Return the id of the first link in the document:

<html>
<body>

<img src ="planets.gif" width="145" height="126" alt="Planets" usemap ="#planetmap">
<map name="planetmap">
<area id="sun" shape="rect" coords="0,0,82,126" href="sun.htm" alt="Sun">
<area id="mercury" shape="circle" coords="90,58,3" href="mercur.htm" alt="Mercury">
<area id="venus" shape="circle" coords="124,58,8" href="venus.htm" alt="Venus">
</map>

<p><a id="javascript" href="/js/">JavaScript Tutorial</a></p>

<p>Id of first area/link:
<script>
document.write(document.links[0].id);
</script></p>

</body>
</html>

The output of the code above will be:

Id of first area/link: sun

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