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Anchor username Property

Anchor Object Reference Anchor Object

Example

Return the username part of a link:

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

The result of x will be:

johnsmith
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Definition and Usage

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

In a URL, the username part is the username entered by the user. It is specified after the protocol and before the password part.

Example: https://johnsmith:smith123@www.example.com (johnsmith is the username and smith123 is the password).

Tip: Use the password property to set or return the password part of the href attribute value.


Browser Support

Property
username Yes Not supported Yes Not supported Yes

Syntax

Return the username property:

anchorObject.username

Set the username property:

anchorObject.username=username

Property Values

Value Description
username Specifies the username part of a URL

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing the username part of the URL

More Examples

Example

Change the username part of a link:

document.getElementById("myAnchor").username = "newUsername";
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Anchor Object Reference Anchor Object