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Anchor protocol Property

Anchor Object Reference Anchor Object

Example

Return the protocol of a link:

var x = document.getElementById("myAnchor").protocol;

The result of x will be:

http:

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Definition and Usage

The protocol property sets or returns the protocol part of the href attribute value.

The protocol is a standard that specifies how data are transmitted between computers.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The protocol property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the protocol property:

anchorObject.protocol

Set the protocol property:

anchorObject.protocol=protocol

Property Values

Value Description
protocol Specifies the protocol of a URL. Possible Values:
  • file:
  • ftp:
  • http:
  • https:
  • mailto:
  • etc..

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the protocol part of the URL, including the colon sign (:)


More Examples

Example

Change the protocol of a link:

document.getElementById("myAnchor").protocol = "mailto:";

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Related Pages

JavaScript reference: location.protocol Property


Anchor Object Reference Anchor Object

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