The documentURI property of the Document interface returns the document location as a string.

As originally defined in DOM3 this attribute read/write. In the modern DOM Standard it is read only.


var string = document.documentURI;


Documents also have a document.URL property which returns the same value.


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'documentURI' in that specification.
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Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification
The definition of 'documentURI' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
documentURIChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 17Firefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes
Read-only behaviorChrome Full support 43Edge ? Firefox Full support YesIE No support NoOpera Full support 30Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 43Chrome Android Full support 43Firefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support 30Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 4.0


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