Location: pathname

The pathname property of the Location interface is a USVString containing an initial '/' followed by the path of the URL (or the empty string if there is no path).

Syntax

string = object.pathname;
object.pathname = string;

Examples

// Let's an <a id="myAnchor" href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Location.pathname"> element be in the document
var anchor = document.getElementById("myAnchor");
var result = anchor.pathname; // Returns:'/en-US/docs/Location.pathname'

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'pathname' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
pathnameChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support 22
Notes
Full support 22
Notes
Notes Before Firefox 53, the pathname property returned wrong parts of the URL. For example, for a URL of http://z.com/x?a=true&b=false, pathname would return "/x?a=true&b=false" rather than "/x".
IE Full support Yes
Notes
Full support Yes
Notes
Notes Internet Explorer does not provide the leading slash character in the pathname (docs/Web/API/Location instead of /docs/Web/API/Location).
Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 22
Notes
Full support 22
Notes
Notes Before Firefox 53, the pathname property returned wrong parts of the URL. For example, for a URL of http://z.com/x?a=true&b=false, pathname would return "/x?a=true&b=false" rather than "/x".
Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.