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Location search Property

Location Object Reference Location Object

Example

Return the query portion of a URL. Assume that the current URL is http://www.w3schools.com/submit.htm?email=someone@example.com:

var x = location.search;

The result of x will be:

?email=someone@example.com

Definition and Usage

The search property sets or returns the query portion of a URL, including the question mark (?).

The query portion is the part of the URL after the question mark (?) (this is often used for parameter passing).


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The search property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the search property:

location.search

Set the search property:

location.search=querystring

Value Type Description
querystring String Specifies the search part of the URL

Return Value

Type Description
String The query portion of a URL, including the question mark (?)


Location Object Reference Location Object

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