HTML DOM Location replace() method


The HTML DOM Location replace() method is used for rendering a new document replacing the current document. It also removes the current document URL from document history disabling navigation to old document using ‘back’ button.

Syntax

Following is the syntax −

location.replace(URLString)

Example

Let us see an example for Location replace() property −

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Location replace()</title>
<style>
   form {
      width:70%;
      margin: 0 auto;
   text-align: center;
   }
   * {
      padding: 2px;
      margin:5px;
   }
   input[type="button"] {
      border-radius: 10px;
   }
</style>
</head>
<body>
<form>
<fieldset>
<legend>Location-replace( )</legend>
<label for="urlSelect">Current URL: </label>
<input type="url" id="urlSelect" value="https://www.example.com"><br>
<label for="newUrlSelect">New URL: </label>
<input type="url" id="newUrlSelect" placeholder="Give new url..."><br>
<input type="button" onclick="doReplace()" value="Go to new URL">
<div id="divDisplay"></div>
</fieldset>
</form>
<script>
   var divDisplay = document.getElementById("divDisplay");
   var urlSelect = document.getElementById("urlSelect");
   var newUrlSelect = document.getElementById("newUrlSelect");
   function doReplace(){
      if(newUrlSelect.value === '')
         divDisplay.textContent = 'Provide new URL';
      else{
         location.replace(newUrlSelect.value);
         divDisplay.textContent = 'Redirecting to new URL';
      }
   }
</script>
</body>
</html>

Output

This will produce the following output −

After clicking ‘Go to new URL’ button with no input −

Clicking ‘Go to new URL’ button after fillings details −

raja
Published on 30-Jul-2019 18:01:59
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