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History length Property

History Object Reference History Object

Example

Get the number of URLs in the history list:

var x = history.length;

The result of x could be:


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Definition and Usage

The length property returns the number of URLs in the history list of the current browser window.

The property returns at least 1, because the list includes the currently loaded page.

Tip: This property is useful to find out how many pages the user has visited in the current browsing session.

Note: Internet Explorer and Opera start at 0, while Firefox, Chrome, and Safari start at 1.

Note: Maximum length is 50.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The length property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

history.length

Technical Details

Return Value: A Number, representing the number of entries in the session history


History Object Reference History Object

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