JavaScript - Get href value

JavascriptWeb DevelopmentFront End TechnologyObject Oriented Programming

Let’s say we have the following anchor tag with URL −

<a class="demo" title="get the url" href="./mainPage.jsp/1245">href value at console</a>

We need to get only the URL value i.e. the href attribute value. For this, use attr() −

attr('href')

Example

Following is the code −

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
   <meta charset="UTF-8">
   <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
   <title>Document</title>
</head>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="//code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/themes/base/jquery-ui.css">
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.js"></script>
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/jquery-ui.js"></script>
<body>
   <ul class="getURLDemo">
      <li>
         <a class="demo" title="get the url" href="./mainPage.jsp/1245">href value at console</a>
      </li>
   </ul>
</body>
<script>
   var hrefValue = $('ul.getURLDemo li a.demo').attr('href');
   console.log(hrefValue);
</script> 
</html>

To run the above program, save the file name “anyName.html(index.html)”. Right click on the file and select the option “Open with Live Server” in VSCode editor −

Output

This will produce the following output on console −

The output in console −

raja
Published on 09-Nov-2020 07:27:10
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