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JavaScript Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition by David Flanagan

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Name

Location

Synopsis

location
window.location

Properties

The Location object defines the same URL-related properties that the Link object does, with the exception of the target. See the Link object for a description of the hash, host, hostname, href, pathname, port, protocol, and search properties. Setting any of these properties causes the browser to load and display the document from the new URL. As a shortcut, you can also load a new document by assigning a URL string to the location property of the Window.

Methods

reload(force)

Reloads the current document from the cache or the server. The force argument is optional. If true, it forces a complete reload, even if the document has not been modified. Returns nothing. JS 1.1.

replace(url)

Replaces the current document with a new one, without generating a new entry in the browsing history. Returns nothing. JS 1.1.

See Also

Link, Window.location

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