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HTML | DOM Location hash Property

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The Location Hash property in HTML is used to return the anchor part of a URL. It can also be used to set the anchor part of the URL. It returns the string which represents the anchor part of a URL including the hash ‘#’ sign.

  • It returns the hash property. 
  • It is used to set the hash property. 
location.hash = anchorname

Property Value

anchorname: It contains a string value which specify the anchor part of an URL’S.

Return Value: It returns a string value which represents the anchor part of a URL. 

Below program illustrates the Location hash property in HTML:


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>DOM Location hash property</title>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <h2>DOM Location hash Property</h2>
      For setting the anchor part to
      'newlocationhash', double click
      the "Set Anchor" button:
    <button ondblclick="mylocation()">
      Set Anchor
    <p id="hash"></p>
        function mylocation() {
            location.hash = "newlocationhash";
            var h =
                "The anchor part is now: " + location.hash;
            document.getElementById("hash").innerHTML = h;


After click on the button: 

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by Location hash property are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome 1
  • Edge 12
  • Internet Explorer 3
  • Firefox 1
  • Opera 12.1
  • Safari 1


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Last Updated : 05 Jul, 2022
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