All these techniques use the Location object, which is itself a property of the Window object. You can create a new Location object that contains the current URL as follows:. In this tutorial, you explore all the properties and methods of the Location object. You learn:. In this example, http: is the protocol, www. You can access all of these URL components using Location properties of the same names. You can also access the following properties:. You can use the href property of the Location object to send visitors to a completely different page:.
Click it to visit www. Setting the Location. As well as redirecting the browser to a different URL, you can selectively change parts of the current URL using the Location object properties. Click it, and your browser moves to the top of the page. You can close the window afterwards to return here.
Finally, you can use the Location. To force the browser to retrieve the page directly from the server, bypassing any caches, pass a true parameter to Location. This object is useful for:. Hi, thanks for the article.
Is there any way to essentially combine the replace and reload functions? I need to force the page to reload and land on a specific anchor tag. Your email address will not be published. All rights reserved. You learn: How to read all the different parts of a URL How to send the visitor to another page by changing the URL, and How to automatically reload or refresh the page.
You can also access the following properties: host Contains the hostname and the port combined into one string, e.
The dark mode beta is finally here. Change your preferences any time. Stack Overflow for Teams is a private, secure spot for you and your coworkers to find and share information. This simply fades a div in based on when you click but I want the page URL hash tag to change when you click so people can copy and bookmark it. At the moment this effectively reloads the page when the hash tag is change.
The accepted answer didn't work for me as my page jumped slightly on click, messing up my scroll animation. I decided to update the entire URL using window. Thus circumventing the hashChange event fired by the browser. Learn more. Change hash without reload in jQuery Ask Question. Asked 10 years, 3 months ago. Active 6 months ago. Viewed k times. Is it possible to change the hash tag and not reload the page to prevent the jumping effect?
Flimzy 51k 13 13 gold badges 79 79 silver badges bronze badges. Maybe at the point where your code runs, the page isn't loaded yet? Active Oldest Votes. Hello, Yes it does work but when the page is scrolling it jumps to the div when the hash link is changed.
Check changed code which fixes that. If you don't want that to happen you just have to switch the last two lines. You could try catching the onload event. And stopping the propagation dependent on some flag.
James Wiseman James Wiseman Thanks for this will give it a whirl. I don't think it's a good idea to do it this way, but the StopEvent function is really nice.
You can set your hash directly to URL too. Swen Swen 1 1 gold badge 7 7 silver badges 25 25 bronze badges. You can simply assign it a new value as follows, window. Shahrukh Anwar Shahrukh Anwar 1, 1 1 gold badge 12 12 silver badges 14 14 bronze badges.
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The replace method does the same thing, except the original or 'current' resource is not retained in the browser's history. Both may fail if there are security restrictions. For example, third party scripts cannot trigger a redirect. This is a good thing because so many sites use third party scripts without verifying their code. When you have changed an address, for example a new domain name, you should perform a redirect. This is where the server sends an HTTP status code ofwith the new address.
A status code tells the user agent: i. This is sort of like when you move and submit an address change to the post office. Your mail is forwarded. Normally you would do this from the server.
I would recommend using replace because the original URL is not valid. So retaining it in their session history might confuse them and trigger an automatic redirect anyway. I do recommend configuring your server to send the proper HTTP redirection headers because they are much more efficient.
In some old browsers, you need a timer that continually checks location. Otherwise yes, you would have to use setInterval and check for a change in the hash event window.
It somehow seems that I have been fooled by the documentation present on Mozilla docs. The popstate event and its callback function onpopstate are not triggered whenever the pushState or replaceState are called in code. Therefore the original answer does not apply in all cases. However there is a way to circumvent this by monkey-patching the functions according to alpha :. Reference for popstate in Mozilla Docs. This is better than something like the code below because only one thing can exist in window.
Although an old question, the Location-bar project is very useful. The unload event is sent to the window element when the user navigates away from the page. This could mean one of many things. The user could have clicked on a link to leave the page, or typed in a new URL in the address bar. The forward and back buttons will trigger the event. Closing the browser window will cause the event to be triggered. Even a page reload will first create an unload event.
You are starting a new setInterval at each call, without cancelling the previous one — probably you only meant to have a setTimeout.
But, I find above solution to be misleading. This seems to indicate that there is an anchor on the given position with the given name although there isn't one. At the same time, using an empty string causes page to move to the top which can be unacceptable at times. Using a space also ensures that whenever the URL is copied and bookmarked and visited again, the page will usually be at the top and the space will be ignored. And, hey, this is my first answer on.
Hope someone finds it useful and it matches the community standards. This will remove the trailing hash as well. The best solution now is this: history.
I attempted the following solution: window. Initial question: window. With regards to your edit: Any change to window. How about the following? Setting the hash to an invalid anchor does not cause a refresh either.